A senior lobbyist with an international consulting company volunteered to help a Facebook group running anti-SNP adverts during the Scottish election. campaign.
Scottish political parties and candidates have raised over £400,000 through online crowdfunders as campaigners call for "heavy scrutiny".
A UK Government advisor, a former Brexit Party MEP and an Express journalist linked to social media anti-SNP 'dark money campaigns.'
Critics have called for the rules to be reformed so that MSPs are forced to disclose the true value of their holdings in private companies
An £1,800 fine imposed on a Tory dark money trust is "derisory" and "an advert to break the rules", say politicians and campaigners.
With the prospect of a general election looming, the Electoral Commission has been criticised for taking more than 14 months to investigate an opaque funder linked to the Scottish Conservatives.
A Westminster bill to scrap a time limit on donations to political parties from UK citizens living abroad could unleash a new wave of ‘dark money’ into politics, campaigners have warned.
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.