Two whisky companies have been reprimanded by the Scottish Government’s environmental watchdog after leaks which breached legal limits and polluted rivers.
The whisky industry has been accused to trying to "sabotage" the Scottish Government’s deposit return scheme for drinks containers.
The multinational drinks giant, Diageo, has been been fined £1.2 million for failing to report climate pollution.
Nearly 70 per cent of malt distilleries are ultimately owned by companies outside Scotland with wealthy people linked to the whisky industry.
A public conservation body which has received millions of pounds of funding to restore Scotland’s peat bogs is allowing commercial peat extraction on its own land, The Ferret can reveal.
More than 300 industrial sites across Scotland - including a host of well-known names - have been named and shamed.