Daily Glasgow News Bulletin: Scottish Government faces pressure over new drug death figures, Free course to help Scots with mental health in Cumbernauld and The Scottish Parliament could make a national apology for slavery according to SNP proposals

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  • Scottish Government faces pressure over new drug death figures
  • Free course to help Scots with mental health in Cumbernauld 
  • The Scottish Parliament could make a national apology for slavery according to SNP proposals 

Nicola Sturgeon is facing demands for a new approach to tackle Scotland’s drug death ‘shame’ as the latest ‘heart-breaking’ statistics are published. A total of 1,330 people lost their lives to drug misuse in Scotland in 2021, according to recent figures published by National Records of Scotland.

An opportunity to easily access free ongoing help for anxiety, depression and stress has been made available again in Cumbernauld after caring Cornerstone House Centre announced it is running another of its Living Life To The Full courses.

A resolution included in the party’s provisional conference agenda details the historical involvement of Scots in the tobacco, sugar and cotton trades. The motion, if passed, would see the Scottish Government tasked with deciding whether a national apology by the Scottish Parliament would be possible.