Drug awareness seminars

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POLICE in the Borders are hosting a series of events to raise public awareness about so-called ‘legal highs’.

The events, which will take place in various locations between June 5-24, are aimed at providing information on the risks of these new drugs to parents, those who work with young people and members of staff from the licensing trade.

While people may believe it is legal to buy these items, one fifth actually contain illegal substances and can have serious health implications if consumed.

Drug and alcohol awareness officer PC Gillian Oliver will host the session and would encourage anyone wishing more information on these new drugs and the associated risks to come along.

PC Oliver said: “Police Scotland is committed to keeping people safe and protecting young people from the harmful effects of substance abuse.

“I am keen to hear from anyone who has questions or concerns relating to legal highs.”

Seminar dates

Volunteer Hall, Duns, June 6, 6-7pm

Tait Hall, Kelso, June 10, 6-7pm

Town Hall, Jedburgh, June 13, 6-7pm

Corn Exchange, melrose, June 17, 6-7pm

Galashiels Academy, June 18, 5.30–6.30pm

Victoria Halls, Selkirk, June 19, 6-7pm

Town Hall, Hawick, June 20, 6-7pm

Community Centre, Eyemouth, June 24, 7–8pm