A cyber attack targeting Angus Council last year cost £25,000 to remedy, The Ferret can reveal.
Jacobite experts have warned against a developer’s plans to build a lorry park on the site of a 1715 Jacobite battlefield and the world’s oldest Roman frontier road.
Scottish local authorities are continuing to use “traumatising and humiliating” restraint methods on children as young as five in residential care, almost two years after signing up to keep The Promise - an agreement published following the Care Review - to abolish it.
A charity has raised serious questions about Scotland’s planning system after Conservative councillors in Stirling backed a development against the advice of planning officials. The decision left taxpayers out of pocket when locals took the council to court.
Plans by Scottish local authorities to cut carbon pollution are “deeply insufficient” and will cause Scotland to keep missing climate targets.
People issued with a fine for dropping litter in eight Scottish council areas faced no chance of being referred to the courts if they simply refused to pay, The Ferret can reveal.
Scotland is “wholly unprepared” to deal with an accident or an attack on the nuclear bomb convoys that travel across the country.