Who Runs Scotland
‘We have to be optimists’: how can Scotland rebuild trust?
Scotland needs a radical shift in the way that power and influence are distributed to help address democratic deficits and rebuild trust in the political process.
Revealed: how landowner lobbied minister on spaceport
Scotland’s biggest private landowner secretly lobbied the Scottish Government to stymie plans for a spaceport in Sutherland.
Power & Influence: the top 10 most influential people in Scotland
Who are the people of influence in Scotland today? After a week long investigation into power and ownership The Ferret offers a list of names and sectors.
Meet the quango class: people who serve on the boards of Scotland’s public bodies
Influential bankers, retired senior civil servants, well-connected industry insiders, powerful chief executives and former politicians - meet Scotland’s quango class.
Scotland’s public boards still failing on gender equality
Women on public boards paid half a million less than male counterparts.
Mind the pay gap: quango chief execs paid more than £10m
The chief executives of quangos appointed by Scottish Government ministers were paid over £10m in total last year
Drinks giants, fashion tycoons, and the world’s richest man: who owns Scotland’s whisky?
Nearly 70 per cent of malt distilleries are ultimately owned by companies outside Scotland with wealthy people linked to the whisky industry.
Ten Scottish Newspapers are owned by three billionaires
Ten of Scotland's major newspapers are owned by just three men: Rupert Murdoch, Lord Rothermere and Frederick Barclay
How Scotland’s arms dealers held thousands of meetings with UK Government behind closed doors
Five private companies, who employ around three quarters of Scotland's arms industry workforce, had thousands of closed door meetings with Westminster.