On STV last night and up on their website yesterday:
The number of suspected drug deaths in Scotland has continued to fall, according to new figures.
In response to the crisis of the past few years, where drug deaths hit the highest level on record, the Scottish Government announced it would publish quarterly figures for suspected deaths collated from Police Scotland in a bid to improve monitoring.
In the third quarter of this year – between July and September – 235 suspected drug deaths were recorded in Scotland, a drop of 15% from the previous quarter, 18% down on the same quarter of last year, and the lowest quarterly figure since the first quarter of 2017.
So far this year, figures show 797 suspected drug deaths have been logged by police – 21% fewer than the same period last year.https://news.stv.tv/scotland/scottish-drug-death-numbers-continue-to-fall-after-highest-level-on-record
BBC Scotland nearly 24 hours later:
Not a word.
Earlier signs that Scotland’s drug deaths nightmare, for us, and wet dream for Reporting Scotland, Good Morning Scotland and Drivetime, is coming to an end: