Ownership of Scotland's forests is becoming increasingly dominated by wealthy estates, investors and absentee owners who live outwith Scotland, says a new study.
Residents, walking groups and local politicians have urged a Clackmannanshire estate manager to “immediately” reopen a popular path that has been sealed off.
A Highland sporting estate owned by the billionaire family of Kate Middleton’s sister has been urged to stop deterring access at Glen Affric's famous loch.
A “loophole” in new legislation means more than half of the offshore entities which own hundreds of Scottish properties, including entire estates, can stay secret.
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.
Day two of our investigation into Scotland's Carbon Credits reveals the major firms buying offsets produced on Scottish land.
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.
Scotland’s richest man, an earl, and private equity and property firms are among those developing carbon offsetting projects that critics say are pushing up land prices and allowing companies to “greenwash” their image.
A wealthy Highland landowner trying to block access to a path called “historic and important” owns the land via an offshore tax haven firm, The Ferret can reveal.