University of Stirling
Fears raised for town centres due to cost of living crunch
Thousands of commercial units are lying empty across Scotland’s town centres, sparking concerns that more businesses will shut as the cost of living crisis deepens.
Water ecosystems worst on record in latest green watchdog surveys
Scotland’s rivers, lochs, canals and burns are in the worst state on record, with more than 400 damaged by water pollution and other problems, according to the latest official analysis.
57 sites guilty of environmental breaches kept secret
The names of 57 sites across Scotland guilty of breaking environmental rules have been kept secret at the behest of the UK government to protect “national security”.
Scots university taught cadets from Saudi air force accused of war crimes
Stirling University taught English to Saudi air force cadets after UN investigators said air strikes in Yemen by the Saudi air force might amount to war crimes.
Revealed: the narrowing options at secondary schools in poorer areas
Children in poorer parts of Scotland have nearly 10 per cent fewer choices of subjects in secondary school than those in better-off areas, new research has found.
Nearly all Scottish universities fail to record student suicides
All but one of Scotland’s 15 universities fail to keep a record of student suicides, prompting criticism and calls for change.
Ineos breach at Grangemouth risks ‘catastrophic’ accident
The oil and petrochemical giant, Ineos, has broken rules meant to prevent disasters and protect communities in central Scotland, according to a UK government safety watchdog.
Shell and ExxonMobil accused of ‘putting profit before safety’ in Fife
Two oil multinationals have repeatedly failed to reduce the risks of major accidents at petrochemical plants in Fife, according to documents from the UK government’s Health and Safety Executive.
Fracking violates human rights, says international tribunal
Fracking industry condemned by international tribunal for harming humanity, violating human rights and damaging nature.