Demonstration against sale of ‘legal highs’ in Montrose

A demonstration against so-called 'legal highs' is being held in Montrose
A demonstration against so-called 'legal highs' is being held in Montrose

Campaigners against ‘legal highs’ will be protesting against the sale of the substances in Montrose.

Members from Alba and Eire Against Legal High Shops will be holding a demonstration on Montrose High Street at 1pm tomorrow (Saturday, August 29).

The group are currently touring Scotland to stop the trading of new psychoactive substances (NPS) or so-called ‘legal highs’.

Críostóir Séamus, on behalf of the group, said: “This is the third demo in Scotland. We’ve already been to Perth and Glasgow and are hoping to be back in Glasgow at the end of the month.

“The main aim is to get these shops shut and stop the sale of ‘legal highs’.

“We hope that local people will turn out to show their support.

“People from Ireland, Aberdeen and Glasgow will be attending the demo.

“We hope the demo opens people’s eyes. Just because it says ‘legal’ doesn’t mean it is safe.”

He said they will also be handing out leaflets tomorrow in Montrose.

Campaigners celebrated earlier this year as their efforts put a stop to the opening of a shop selling NPS in Forfar.

The protest also follows a meeting about ‘legal highs’ in Forfar, at which north-east MSP Alison McInnes was the guest speaker.