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Question reference: S6W-23446

  • Asked by: Paul Sweeney, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: 30 November 2023
  • Current status: Answered by Elena Whitham on 11 December 2023


To ask the Scottish Government when it expects any feasibility studies for overdose prevention pilot proposals in (a) Edinburgh and (b) Dundee to be published.


Edinburgh City Council has indicated their strong interest in Safer Drug Consumption Facilities and have commissioned a feasibility study. The findings of which are being finalised and should be released early 2024.

At present there has not been, and currently are no plans for a feasibility study in Dundee. However, a feasibility study focusing on heroin assisted treatment was completed and was presented and discussed by Dundee Alcohol and Drug Partnership. This study will also be made public sometime in the New Year.