Legal High protest on Montrose High Street

Some of the campaigners Chris James, Laura Garden, Wendy Thom, Steven Stuart and Andrew Gaskin pictured on Saturday.
Some of the campaigners Chris James, Laura Garden, Wendy Thom, Steven Stuart and Andrew Gaskin pictured on Saturday.

Campaigners opposed to the selling of so-called ‘legal highs’ protested on Montrose High Street on Saturday afternoon.

Members from Alba and Eire Against Legal High Shops organised the demonstration.

Members from Glasgow, as well as local people, turned out.

Around 15 people in total protested.

The group have claimed that a store in the town centre is selling new psychoactive substances (NPS), commonly known as ‘legal highs’.

Críostóir Séamus, on behalf of the group, said: “We consider the demo a success because, as a result, the shop shut for half a day on pay day weekend.

“People turned up at the shop to find it was shut.

“That might have saved someone’s life.

“We handed out flyers to members of the public who told us they want rid of the shop.

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

The Review understands there was a police presence during the protest.