US oil firm in Montrose exported to Russia months after calls for trading to cease
An oil multinational funded by the Scottish Government exported oil and gas drilling equipment from Montrose to Russia months after calls for trading to cease.
Retail haven: Three in four city shopping centres have offshore links
Our research also found that about a third of shopping centres in Scotland’s cities have announced, or are considering, plans for significant redevelopment.
Two-thirds of high street property owned outside Scotland
Only a third of properties on Scotland’s busiest shopping streets are owned by companies registered in the country, The Ferret can reveal.
Majority of Scotland’s private baby scanning clinics are unregulated
Just five of 45 private clinics are registered with the national regulatory body, prompting fears unqualified people are wrongly advising pregnant women.
Green concerns raised over Scottish Government’s Just Transition Fund
Green concerns raised that millions of pounds from the Just Transition Fund were awarded to an oil tycoon, controversial projects and a private sector group.
Trans people in Scotland turn to crowdfunders amid “excruciating” NHS waiting times
The number of trans people in Scotland crowdfunding to cover medical costs has increased by 65 per cent since last year due to excessive NHS waiting times.
Council contracts with debt collectors worth up to £20m
Local authorities have been accused of issuing “escalating threats” to people behind on their council tax, after The Ferret found they have contracts worth up to £20m with debt collectors.
Gender gap: Less than half as many Scots women cycle regularly as men
Campaigners say that policies to get people to cycle more are not working for women, after new data was released by an active travel charity.
Low earning Scots face paying more than half of salary on rent
Low earners in Scotland face paying more than half of their salary on rent, analysis of nearly 4,500 rental listings by The Ferret has found.