Glasgow shopping street is Scotland's most vacant high street with 36 per cent of its shops, offices and domestic properties now lying empty.
Our research also found that about a third of shopping centres in Scotland’s cities have announced, or are considering, plans for significant redevelopment.
Only a third of properties on Scotland’s busiest shopping streets are owned by companies registered in the country, The Ferret can reveal.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.