Business of Ferrets

Business of Ferrets

By The Ferret
Occasional 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?
Journalist Richard Baynes explores the debate around deer culling in the Highlands of Scotland.  Read more at theferret.scot
21:48
January 10, 2020
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. 
32:41
July 29, 2019
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/ 
28:16
July 29, 2019
Do you care if the fish we eat suffer?
Journalist Richard Baynes examines the science behind increased awareness of fish sentience and pain responses, the fears of campaigners about fish welfare, and the industry response to these concerns. This podcast was originally released as part of this August 2018 story on The Ferret:  https://theferret.scot/halt-salmon-farming-expansion/  
23:00
July 29, 2019