Renewable sources have a big part to play in future energy supply. But how big? Sometimes their supporters can be guilty of exaggeration.
Many papers today ran a story about the number of GP consultations in Scotland that involved alcohol as a factor.
The elections in Scotland are proving a happy hunting ground for those who can scent a duff statistic.
Scottish Labour has backtracked on its claims of the health costs of knife crime – first brought to attention on this website - as its sources distanced thems
Last night Newsnight Scotland followed up Straight Statistics’ analysis of how much knife crime costs NHS Scotland.
Knife crime, and its effects on the NHS, has become a big talking point in the elections in Scotland.
Scotland should do more to encourage people from poorer backgrounds to go to university, according to the National Union of Students Scotland (NUSS).
Is the UK doing enough to identify and treat infections by HIV and hepatitis? The evidence suggests that it is not, and that complacency in the face of these threats is unjustified.
Providing methadone to former heroin addicts can save many lives, if properly done.