The Scottish Government has accepted aviation industry claims that Heathrow's third runway will not lead to increased emissions from Scotland, internal documents show.
Heathrow airport has lobbied Scottish ministers and MSPs over 40 times in two years to back a proposed third runway in London.
Climate pollution by Scotland’s water industry watchdog has trebled after more than 200 flights to London and abroad, prompting accusations of “hypocrisy”.
The expansion of Heathrow airport will lead to an extra 600,000 tonnes of climate pollution from Scotland’s airports over 15 years, according to an analysis by the Scottish Government.
The Scottish Government’s civil service chief, Leslie Evans, has flown to and from London four times more often than going by train while telling her 6,000 officials to “avoid domestic air travel".
Peers living in Scotland claimed £2.1 million from taxpayers over 12 months, up 16 per cent on two years ago - and most of them were Liberal Democrats.
Scottish airports have pushed for a £300 million tax cut in at least 14 meetings with ministers and MSPs over the last nine months.
Scottish Enterprise has given more than £650,000 to Ryanair, the airline at the centre of a staffing dispute that has resulted in thousands of flights from Scottish airports being cancelled this winter.
The plan to dual the A9 between Perth and Inverness will damage prospects for moving freight from road to rail.