Multinational companies are targeting new swathes of central Scotland for fracking that could impact as many as a million people, according to an investigation by The Ferret.

Information released by the UK government reveals that nine companies have applied for licences to exploit shale gas beneath 1,900 square kilometres of land. Shale reserves are all centred around Glasgow and Edinburgh across Lanarkshire, Lothian and Fife.

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