FFS Explains: Humza Yousaf’s polling challenge
Ferret Fact Service looks at the polling on issues which may define Humza Yousaf's time in charge.
Fact check: SNP leadership debates
Ferret Fact Service looked at claims made by the SNP leadership candidates in the recent TV debates.
Scotland’s councils underspend on period products
Less than half of the funding allocated to Scotland’s councils in the run-up to the Period Products Act was spent on the provision of period products.
Revealed: Tobacco firms lobbied politicians at Holyrood 34 times
Tobacco companies have intensified their lobbying efforts at Holyrood ahead of a potential tightening of smoking legislation, The Ferret can reveal.
Animal welfare groups fear fox hunt law “loopholes” may be exploited
Animal welfare groups have voiced concern that new legislation on fox hunting in Scotland still contains loopholes that could be exploited.
What is a Section 35, and how does it affect Scotland’s gender recognition law
Ferret Fact Service explains how the UK Government used a Section 35 order to block Scotland's new gender recognition law.
What we did in 2022: The Ferret’s highlights of last year
Overall, 2022 was the busiest year yet for The Ferret. Here are some of our favourite highlights.
Claim SNP MSPs froze their pay at 2008 levels is Half True
Ferret Fact Service looked into a claim about SNP MSPs wages.
Claim that SNP broke manifesto pledge in Scottish budget is Mostly True
The Scottish Government announced the details of its budget on Thursday, amid the ongoing cost-of-living crisis.