The Home Secretary has reiterated his outright refusal to change legislation which would allow for safe drug consumption rooms in Scotland.
I’ve written a lot about attitudes in this column in recent months, and the shocking scale of Scotland’s drug problem – laid bare by new statistics published this week - has spurred me on to do so again.
Madam, – It’s an absolute tragedy that more people in Scotland lose their lives to substance misuse than anywhere else in the EU.
Dundee woke to summer sunshine on Tuesday morning.
Madam, – Both sides of the debate on legalisation of drugs are leaving out one important fact – the present generation of drug addicts is a lost cause.
Madam, – According to published statistics, drug-related deaths in Scotland are three times that of the rest of the UK, and the worst within the 27 countries of the EU.
A Dundee nightclub was closed down after police raised concerns someone would die on the premises as a result of "blatant drug taking" on the premises.
Drugs policy “failures” have been blamed for the rising death toll in Scotland.
Politicians and medics are calling for an urgent overhaul of drug policy after new figures indicated Scotland’s drugs deaths are at their worst level since records began, with the highest reported rate in Europe.
More than 1,100 people died from drugs in Scotland last year, new figures indicate – the worst total since records began, and higher than the reported rate for any other EU country.