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The number of drugs deaths in Scotland has hit a record high.
more than 700 people died last year - a 15% increase on the year before.
Health professionals are calling for new strategies
to tackle the problem, including the introduction
of medically-supervised heroin for addicts most at risk.
Our home affairs correspondent, Reevel Alderson reports.
Front line troops in the fight to get drug deaths down.
Glasgow's assertive outreach workers.
Each day, teams tried to find users who
are injecting on the streets, putting themselves and the public
We are trying to promote the use of clean needles.
We also provide the antidote to opiate overdose.
You don't have to go far from Glasgow city
centre to find evidence of street drug use existing.
We found drugs paraphernalia lying in considerable
The people who are leaving this stuff are the people
most at risk of dying and they are the hardest to reach
Official figures just released show the scale of
There were 706 drug-related deaths in Scotland last
Older users, over 35, with long drug-taking histories
There are public health implications.
Needle sharing has led to a rise in infections, such as HIV
Copenhagen is one of many places around Europe offering users
the chance to receive medical grade heroin under supervision.
These ideas are one's health officials
here would like to explore to save lives and money.
There would be a cost benefit, cost reduction to the
Prisons, the criminal justice systems, housing,
We had three new members last month, which was quite
She offers support to families bereaved by addiction and
is in favour of supervised drug injection.
It is getting people out of the shadows.
The number of young people dying from drug-taking is coming down and
the number from taking drugs is the lowest in a decade.
Unemployment has fallen in Scotland and across the UK as a whole.
Official figures show the number of people out of work in Scotland
between April and June was down by 26,000.
It means the Scottish unemployment rate stands at 5.2%
- higher than the UK rate of 4.9% of the workforce.
The construction defects which closed 17 schools in Edinburgh
could have implications for buildings across the UK.
That's according to the leader of the City Council who's
commissioned an inquiry into what happened.
He was speaking as children returned to school in the capital
after the summer break. John McManus reports.
A massive storm had caused a wall of the school to collapse
Checks carried out on all of the city
public school is soon uncovered the same faults will do yesterday,
Reporting Scotland revealed 30 schools across the country had to
have repairs because of defective wall and header ties, like this one
In Edinburgh, thousands of pupils were unable to return to
school after Easter while repairs were made.
The first day of term hree at this high school in Edinburgh.
As pupils begin the academic year, the
council is starting its own enquiry as to why 17 of its schools had to
under the public private partnership championed by Labour.
Edinburgh Council says that financial model
It is not a contract issue, it is a construction
We'll be holding them to account for what has gone wrong.
The enquiry will report by the end of
December 2016 and I will be ramifications.
For the whole of Scotland and potentially the rest of
These pupils explained how they had to be bussed to different
I switched on my phone, I was studying, and then it
came through that we were not in school Monday.
Older pupils heading for exams were prioritised.
The actual teaching, they were not taught proper lessons.
Parents will await the outcome of the public
enquiry, expected to conclude in December.
To the Olympics and Scottish athletes have made
it through the heats in
two events on the track at the Olympic stadium this afternoon.
Andy Butchart qualified for Saturday's final of the five
thousand metres and Lynsey Sharp is through to the semi finals
Football and Celtic scored five goals in the first leg
of their Champions League play-off against Hapiel Beer Sheeva,
but the Israelis did manage to score two vital away
Tom Rogic and Leigh Griffiths put Celtic in charge before this free
kick from Griffiths gave them a 3-0 half-time lead.
But Celtic switched off after the break, conceding
The Scottish champions held their nerve with Moussa Dembele
and captain Scott Brown scoring to make it 5-2.
The second leg is in Israel next Tuesday.
Rugby and the SRU have announced that Gregor Townsend will become
the Scotland head coach in June next year.
The 43-year-old is currently in charge of the Glasgow Warriors
and will replace New Zealander Vern Cotter at the end of the season.
Townsend led Glasgow to the Pro 12 title in 2015.
Well, after a glorious day for much of the country,
It was glorious, 27 degrees in the north-west. Tonight it is dry with
clear spells but also some list and low cloud for the east coast. At
times in Tayside, the Eastern and central belt. Tomorrow is looking
fairly decent, still some cloud across many eastern parts but a dry
day for most. One or two showers. Across the UK as a whole, we have
this weather front out west producing cloud for Northern
Ireland, into Wales and the south-west. Many areas will be dry
and pleasant and warmth with temperatures around 20 to 24
Celsius. Workload around tomorrow compared to today but sunshine and
moderate winds. Friday is not pleasant. Low-pressure budging from
the south-west, a real change is it with cloudy, wet and windy weather.
It starts dry with some sunshine but the cloud and the rain moves on from
the south-west and journeys right across the country as we head to the
day. It will be breezy and equally feel with temperatures around 1718
Celsius. And that's Reporting Scotland this