The Scottish Government should buy up, break up and sell off large forestry estates to diversify woodland ownership, experts are recommending.
Scottish political parties and candidates have raised over £400,000 through online crowdfunders as campaigners call for "heavy scrutiny".
New research shows that Scotland is losing out on “substantial" tax revenue from derelict land owners, says land reform campaigner and MSP, Andy Wightman.
Nine out of ten of Scotland’s shooting properties, including some owned by billionaires, are exempt from paying £10.5 million in annual business rates, it is revealed.
Hundreds of tenants in Scotland have been handed eviction notices since the beginning of lockdown, despite government advice for landlords to be flexible during the pandemic.
Landlord lobbyists have pressured Scottish Government officials for further coronavirus subsidies in regular meetings with civil servants, documents show.
Housing and advice charities have warned that more must be done to tackle rogue landlords caught breaking the rules all over Scotland, despite emergency coronavirus laws.
Experts have called for “radical change” and an overhaul of Scotland’s laws to tackle thousands of vacant and derelict sites.
A fund set up to help community buyouts is heavily skewed towards a few local authority areas and has spent millions on buying assets already in public ownership.