North East MSP Alex Johnstone and City Councillor Ross Thomson have reacted angrily to the news that the owners of Legal High shop Harminasion are to open another outlet in Aberdeen after the forced closure of their previous premises,
Cllr Thomson said:
"There is growing revulsion in our communities about sale of these products, and it is galling that the proprietors should cock a snook at the city and open another shop to peddle these vile substances."
He continued, "Not a week goes by without another tragic story of someone whose life has been ruined, or worse, because they have been drawn into using these so called Legal Highs, and I will be liaising with the Police and Trading Standards Department as a matter of urgency to discuss this unwelcome turn of events."
North East MSP Alex Johnstone who secured a debate in the Scottish Parliament on Legal Highs and also sits on the Ministerial Group on Legal Highs said:
"I am of the view that there is no place in our communities for these products and I want to see an end to the so called Head Shops on our High Streets."
"We cannot get into a situation where the authorities close down one shop, only to see another one spring up somewhere else. It is clear that the Scottish and UK Governments work together to address a situation that is causing so much concern. I intend to raise this latest development with the Minister when the working group on the subject next meets."