Glasgow City Council
Concern raised over homeless migrant families, after children forced to sleep in a car
Migrant and refugee children have been left homeless – with one family of five, including a pre-school child, forced to sleep in a borrowed car in Glasgow – due to disputes between the Home Office and local authorities about who is responsible for their welfare.
Taxable derelict land increase in most council areas sparks calls for tax reform
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.
Revealed: Man linked to Glasgow Chinese ‘secret police station’ wined and dined politicians
The man behind a Glasgow restaurant accused of being a Chinese secret police station has wined and dined senior Scottish politicians, The Ferret can reveal.
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.
Five ways to fix the high street
Dr Allison Orr and Dr James White from the University of Glasgow join The Ferret to talk about how we can regenerate our high streets.
Pretty vacant: Local authorities and tax havens own hundreds of empty properties
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.
More than 10,000 data breaches by Scottish local authorities
Scottish local authorities have recorded more than 10,000 data breaches over the last five years, The Ferret can reveal.
Glasgow City Council criticised over free bus passes for asylum seekers
A charity that helps torture survivors has accused Glasgow City Council of failing to provide young asylum seekers and refugees with free bus passes and depriving them of a “vital lifeline” during the cost-of-living crisis.
Strathclyde University accused of stalling on slavery ties
Strathclyde University has been accused of failing to make progress on commitments — made more than two years ago — to research and acknowledge the institution’s historical ties to slavery.