Local authorities own over 1,100 vacant properties in Scotland’s cities while real estate investors, tax haven firms and others are responsible for more than 500 high street vacancies.
Our research also found that about a third of shopping centres in Scotland’s cities have announced, or are considering, plans for significant redevelopment.
Only a third of properties on Scotland’s busiest shopping streets are owned by companies registered in the country, The Ferret can reveal.
The number of people who have had their benefits sanctioned in Scotland has doubled over the last three years.
96 MPs have had trips paid for by Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain, Kuwait and Egypt over the last eight years.
The number of childminders across Scotland has declined by over a third, analysis by The Ferret has found, leaving thousands of families struggling to find flexible childcare.
As part of The Ferret’s Carbon Credit series, we've mapped all of Scotland's carbon capture sites and explored the top 20, which span from Carsphairn to Caithness.
Day two of our investigation into Scotland's Carbon Credits reveals the major firms buying offsets produced on Scottish land.
Scotland’s richest man, an earl, and private equity and property firms are among those developing carbon offsetting projects that critics say are pushing up land prices and allowing companies to “greenwash” their image.