Argyll and Bute
Islanders fight to stop primary school closure on Luing
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.
Island depopulation: The battle on Bute
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.
Island sold by National Trust of ‘considerable’ conservation importance
A west coast island sold off by the National Trust for Scotland should be maintained and monitored in the long-term due to its considerable scientific interest and nature conservation importance, according to an ecological survey.
Scottish Land Fund spent millions on publicly owned buildings
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.
Supermarket slammed as rural communities hit by weeks of food shortages
Some residents in the Argyll and Bute area have found “either bare or nearly bare” shelves at their local Co-op stores throughout the Covid-19 lockdown.
Rural areas worst hit by post office closures in Scotland
Rural areas in the west of Scotland have been badly hit by post office closures in the last ten years, according to Post Office data obtained by The Ferret.
Claim Syrian refugees linked to sexual crimes increase on island is FFS
Ferret Fact Service looks at a claim linking Syrian refugees to sexual crime on a Scottish island.