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Business of Ferrets

By The Ferret

Audio reports from Scotland's Investigative Journalism platform, The Ferret. Find out more at theferret.scot
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Should Scottish landowners be forced to cull deer?

Business of FerretsJan 10, 2020

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Strange times: the crisis of nightlife culture in the midst of covid-19

Strange times: the crisis of nightlife culture in the midst of covid-19

Scotland's nightlife culture is in crisis. As leading industry figures warn that venues may close with a tsunami of jobs due to Covid-19 restrictions, Ferret journalist Karin Goodwin speaks to DJs, promoters and others working in the nightlife industry about the economic, human and cultural costs. What will survive? And what might re-emerge post pandemic? When might we be able to dance together again? Read more: https://theferret.scot/action-scotland-nightlife-culture-coronavirus/

Music thanks to: 

Soma Records, Avoidant Records, Gaming (for Hobbes Music), R.A.F and James Krautabla Ting

https://soma-records.bandcamp.com/
https://hobbesmusicon.bandcamp.com/album/scenes-from-a-deserted-city-lp-digital-download-hm013
https://avoidantrecords.bandcamp.com/

Tracks list: 

Slam: 47.40.991
Gaming: Bruised
Atonomous: Dialeckt
R.A.F:  Exit Point
Slam: Strange Dayz
R.A.F and James Krutabla Ting
Gaming: Sodium Orange

Sep 18, 202025:30
'This doesn’t happen here': young women highlight sexual violence in Shetland

'This doesn’t happen here': young women highlight sexual violence in Shetland

When 16-year-old Rhea from Shetland put a call-out on an anonymous social media app asking young women to share their stories of sexual harassment,  she was taken aback to receive over 60 in a 24-hour period, detailing experiences from unwanted touching to horrific sexual violence like rape. Journalist Karin Goodwin finds out more. [Content warning: includes stories of sexual violence].

Aug 03, 202012:35
Scottish Land fund needs scrutiny, say campaigners

Scottish Land fund needs scrutiny, say campaigners

The Scottish Land Fund, set up to help community buyouts in the wake of the land reform movement, has become mainly a buildings fund and is heavily skewed towards a few local authority areas.

Journalist Richard Baynes finds that substantial sums from the fund have helped communities buy assets already in public ownership – using Government cash to buy property the Government or community already owns.

Jul 10, 202027:21
Seabed wildlife under threat
Jul 06, 202016:08
Should Scottish landowners be forced to cull deer?
Jan 10, 202021:48
Revealed: the rise in self-harm in Scottish prisons

Revealed: the rise in self-harm in Scottish prisons

First published in September 2017, this report by Cormac Hourigan looks at the rise at self-harming in Scottish prisons. 

Jul 29, 201932:41
Expert Jim Cuthbert explains why he has concerns about private finance in Scotland

Expert Jim Cuthbert explains why he has concerns about private finance in Scotland

 Jim Cuthbert, an Edinburgh-based economist who investigates private finance projects explain why they have concerns over the use of private finance to fund new schools, health centres and roads in Scotland. This audio was originally published as part of this 2016 story in The Ferret:  https://theferret.scot/probe-private-finance-schemes-scotland/ 

Jul 29, 201928:16
Do you care if the fish we eat suffer?
Jul 29, 201923:01