Dumfries and Galloway
Baron Vaux of Harrowden is in dispute with his Galloway tenants after water supplies to their homes repeatedly failed quality standards.
Landholders have allegedly blocked or deterred public access to Scotland’s paths more than 1,000 times in recent years according to data logged by local authorities.
Renters across Scotland are being asked to outbid one another to secure a home, which campaigners say is driving up prices for tenants amidst a housing crisis.
Campaigners claim that exploration licences to drill in a 466-mile area for gold, silver, zinc, copper, and lead were awarded without proper consultation.
Scotland’s Rural College criticised for preventing future generations from developing agricultural skills by selling off a key Ayrshire campus.
Local campaigners have raised fears that a 30-mile stretch of proposed powerline through Dumfries and Galloway will pose a risk to “vulnerable wildlife populations”.
Secret papers obtained by The Ferret reveal Dumfries and Galloway council were facing £700k monthly PFI waste bill from contractor, even if the service stopped.
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.