Common questions about our Editorial polices and practice

Does The Ferret have a position on Scottish Independence?
The Ferret is non-partisan and has long held a neutral editorial position on whether Scotland should be an independent country.
Sun, 26 Jan, 2020 at 10:51 AM
Does The Ferret support any political parties?
The Ferret is avowedly non-partisan. This means that we are politically neutral and will not endorse any political party. Additionally, none of our jour...
Thu, 26 Nov, 2020 at 10:21 PM
What is the Ferret Fact Service?
The Ferret Fact Service is Scotland’s first non-partisan fact checking service. Launched in the Spring of 2017, FFS was the first Scottish fact-checker ...
Sun, 26 Jan, 2020 at 11:42 PM
I'm a journalist, how can I pitch you a story?
The Ferret welcomes pitches from freelance journalists.  You can find out more about what we look for, our current rates here, and how to pitch here: ht...
Sun, 26 Jan, 2020 at 11:05 PM
Who decides what gets published on The Ferret?
The Ferret has an editorial committee which is ultimately responsible for all decisions about what gets published on The Ferret.  The committee is made ...
Sun, 26 Jan, 2020 at 10:08 PM
What editorial standards should Ferret authors work to?
The Ferret was the first publisher in Scotland to adopt the independent regulator Impress.  This means all our published work should adhere to the Impre...
Fri, 20 Nov, 2020 at 10:22 AM
I have a story tip
At The Ferret we really value the experience and skills of our readers. You can suggest something for us to investigate, or vote and comment on existing...
Wed, 22 Apr, 2020 at 4:49 PM
Corrections and updates
While we strive for accuracy in every Ferret story, we are only human. Occasionally we may make errors, or we may need to correct or update a story.  ...
Fri, 20 Nov, 2020 at 10:59 AM