More than a third of properties in Glasgow’s Sauchiehall Street are vacant
Glasgow shopping street is Scotland's most vacant high street with 36 per cent of its shops, offices and domestic properties now lying empty.
Retail haven: Three in four city shopping centres have offshore links
Our research also found that about a third of shopping centres in Scotland’s cities have announced, or are considering, plans for significant redevelopment.
Two-thirds of high street property owned outside Scotland
Only a third of properties on Scotland’s busiest shopping streets are owned by companies registered in the country, The Ferret can reveal.
FFS explains: Scottish drug deaths and how they compare with UK and Europe
The National Records of Scotland (NRS) has published its latest statistics on drug deaths, which show 1,330 people died of drug misuse in 2021.
Calls for Dundee women to be offered support without pregnancy ‘pause’ conditions
Critics of a controversial project which works with vulnerable mothers in Dundee have called for programme rules – insisting women who want ongoing support from the programme prevent pregnancy by either taking contraception or abstaining from sex – to be dropped.
Gender gap: Less than half as many Scots women cycle regularly as men
Campaigners say that policies to get people to cycle more are not working for women, after new data was released by an active travel charity.
Drugs minister ‘deeply sorry’ for those ‘let down’ by addiction services
Scotland’s Minister for Drugs Policy has admitted people are still being “let down” by addiction services and said she is "deeply sorry" for those who have not had the right help to address issues with alcohol and drugs.
Low earning Scots face paying more than half of salary on rent
Low earners in Scotland face paying more than half of their salary on rent, analysis of nearly 4,500 rental listings by The Ferret has found.