Police seminars to tackle legal highs

Michelle Ballantyne

Michelle Ballantyne

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The issue of legal highs is being highlighted by police in the Borders during June, with a series of events to increase awareness of them, writes Alex Haylock.

Councillor Michelle Ballantyne, who is also a drugs and alcohol youth worker, says the danger of these legal drugs is real: “They’re here. We have had people in the hospital from them.”

Dates for the meetings are as follows: Burgh Hall, Peebles, June 5, 6-7pm; Volunteer Hall, Duns, June 6, 6-7pm; Tait Hall, Kelso, June 10, 6-7pm; Jedburgh Town Hall, 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; Hawick Town Hall, June 20, 6-7pm; Eyemouth Community Centre, June 24, 7-8pm.