City of Edinburgh Council
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.
Scottish local authorities have recorded more than 10,000 data breaches over the last five years, The Ferret can reveal.
Councillors from four rival political parties have called on Scottish local government pension funds to end their investments in fossil fuel companies.
Environmental campaigners have accused Edinburgh City Council of 'creative carbon accounting' by failing to include the pollution caused by a waste incinerator based outside the capital.
Over 30,000 tonnes of waste put out every year for recycling in Scotland end up being burnt in incinerators and causing climate pollution.
Council and police must offer increased support to Fortune tenants and neighbours, say campaigners.
Two Scottish councils have loaned millions of pounds to an English council which borrows far more than any other council in the UK and gambles most of it on speculative solar power investments.
Rule changes during the Covid-19 pandemic favour property developers and risk shutting the public out from the planning system, say Scottish civic groups.
Airbnb hosts across Scotland are facing police and council action for welcoming guests despite a government ban aimed at slowing the spread of Covid-19.