Alba MP Kenny MacAskill and former Justice Secretary wants to see change from the Scottish Government and has called on them to save lives by introducing drug consumption rooms for users.
The East Lothian MP made the demand after the new Lord Advocate Dorothy Bain signalled she would consider a fresh bid for a facility.
Scotland has the worse drugs death rate in Europe and consumption rooms would allow people to take illegal substances in a supervised setting. However drug laws are reserved to Westminster and the Tory Government is opposed to the move.
In correspondence addressed to the Drugs Minister Angela Constance MSP, Mr MacAskill outlines the need for action, not just rhetoric and quoted the words of Michael Collins, a Scot living in Baltimore who is doing sterling work addressing the issue there, who has himself said “courage” is needed.