Private finance schemes by successive governments have left Scottish taxpayers footing a £40 billion bill to build schools, hospitals, roads and other projects worth £9 billion, according to Scotland’s spending watchdog.
Over 170,000 litres of a weedkiller officially classified as a probable cause of cancer have been widely used by local authorities across Scotland in the last five years.
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency is facing criticisms for paying a consultant nearly £1,000 a day for 66 days to head its new specialist enforcement unit.
Scottish pension funds have invested millions of pounds in firms bankrolling Donald Trump’s migrant camps.
The Ineos refinery at Grangemouth has been condemned for “poor” environmental performance for the second year running.
Jim Ratcliffe, boss of Grangemouth petrochemical giant Ineos, secretly lobbied George Osborne when he was Chancellor of the Exchequer to muzzle the unions.
Former undercover police officers giving evidence to the 'spy cops' Pitchford Inquiry will not face retrospective misconduct proceedings
INEOS plants at Grangemouth have been criticised by government watchdogs for failings on health, safety and the environment.