Argyll and Bute Council
Parents of children on the Inner Hebridean island of Luing fear the permanent closure of its only primary school would push away young families and fuel depopulation.
In the first instalment of our island depopulation series, The Ferret visits Bute to find out why nearly 1 in 5 people left the island over the last two decades.
Wild swimmers face “a risk” to their health from a toxic pesticide used by salmon farming companies, says a report for the industry.
Plans by Scottish local authorities to cut carbon pollution are “deeply insufficient” and will cause Scotland to keep missing climate targets.
People issued with a fine for dropping litter in eight Scottish council areas faced no chance of being referred to the courts if they simply refused to pay, The Ferret can reveal.
Scotland’s forests are treated and sprayed every year with hundreds of kilograms of a toxic pesticide blamed for killing bees and butterflies, The Ferret can reveal.
Ferret Fact Service looks at a claim linking Syrian refugees to sexual crime on a Scottish island.
Councils across Scotland are failing to implement surveillance laws properly, according to inspection reports obtained by The Ferret.