The “world’s biggest” explosive plant, an ammunition store, and sprawling opencast coal mines make up Scotland’s largest derelict plots of land.
Just two communities have applied to take neglected land into public ownership since the Scottish Government launched the scheme five years ago.
The number of taxable vacant and derelict land plots grew in most council areas in recent years, prompting calls for an end to “perverse incentives” for owners.
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.
New research shows that Scotland is losing out on “substantial" tax revenue from derelict land owners, says land reform campaigner and MSP, Andy Wightman.
Experts have called for “radical change” and an overhaul of Scotland’s laws to tackle thousands of vacant and derelict sites.
We investigate the derelict buildings that have blighted Dumfries and Galloway - and what's being done about them.
Five of Scotland’s 10 largest pieces of vacant and derelict land are not being brought back into use despite being deemed suitable for regeneration or development, The Ferret has found.
We investigate why two derelict buildings in Glasgow - the former Talisman pub in Springburn and St Margaret’s in Polmadie - have been left to rot.