Glasgow shopping street is Scotland's most vacant high street with 36 per cent of its shops, offices and domestic properties now lying empty.
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.
Parts of Scotland’s infrastructure are linked to tax havens, China, multinationals accused of greenwashing, foreign pension funds and the ‘Vampire Kangaroo’.
As the recession in the UK deepens, more Scottish cultural venues could be taken over by multinational firms and private developers.
Global firms linked to tax havens own or operate Scottish theatres, music venues, pubs and bars, analysis by The Ferret has found.
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.
There is “urgent and profound concern” over a financial system at Edinburgh University which has left staff with no pay for weeks and students at risk of homelessness.
Ferret Fact Service looks at a claim by the first minister that Scotland's budget is 'effectively fixed'.