Animal welfare groups have condemned Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS) for continuing to allow fox hunts into public forests which are home to protected species such as otters, wildcats and badgers.
Ferret Fact Service looks at what powers councils have, ahead of the upcoming local elections.
Phone calls made by prisoners to the Samaritans more than doubled in just six months,
Scottish ministers are facing growing criticism for failing to toughen freedom of information law after a parliamentary review two years ago.
There are more than 4000 homes being let by overseas landlords in Glasgow, with more than one thousand owned through secretive tax havens, The Ferret has learned.
Scotland's second largest council pension fund has refused to divest from a Russian bank which was sanctioned after Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
The trustees of the Scottish Parliamentary Pension Scheme (SPPS) have written to Baillie Gifford, the firm that manages the fund asking that it divest from a bank sanctioned following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
The pension fund for Scotland’s MSPs has shares in a Russian bank called Sberbank which has been sanctioned following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
A dozen Scots politicians, including two government ministers, were wined and dined by companies at a £200 per head dinner during the COP26 summit, The Ferret can reveal.