A leading drug activist has urged Scots to engage in widespread civil disobedience to reduce the number of people dying of drug overdoses.
UK austerity policy is shortening the life expectancy of people in Scotland, public health experts are warning.
The drug-related death count in Dundee jumped from 57 to 73 in 2017, and is almost double the national average.
A record number of drug deaths were recorded in Scotland last year. They also showed a stark increase in female deaths.
Campaigners have called for a new prevention strategy to stop unnecessary suffering from drug deaths after new figures revealed that almost one thousand people were killed by substance abuse last year.
Ferret Fact Service looks at a claim from Paul Sweeney MP about drug-related deaths in Glasgow.