Heroin to Holyrood? Man behind 'illegal' drug van runs for Scottish parliament


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Heroin to Holyrood? Man behind 'illegal' drug van runs for Scottish parliament



Peter Krykant, who operates a van in Glasgow where people can safely take illegal drugs, is running for Holyrood as part of a campaign calling for the Scottish government to establish legal sites. A former heroin addict, he is pushing for drug reform in Scotland, which has a reported drug deaths rate 15 times higher than the European average. “People are dying out there,’ says Krykant, who is able to treat addicts who overdose in his van. Could interventions such as his change Scotland’s status as Europe’s drug deaths capital?

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  1. I know Peter personally and every word he speaks here is the truth.
    He is an absolute legend and I would vote for him if I were in his constituency.
    I would implore everyone who can vote for him to do so. We need positive change!

  2. An independent Scotland will not be a nice place, its bad enough already with alcohol & drug deaths, crime is rocketing as well. Benefit payments are rocketing as well. Sturgeon must tackle these matters before getting independence

  3. This is a real human.. I wish that l had his emotional strength to get to know these people on a personal level, then to know that they died, then keep on going on. That would be too much for me to handle. Most people on drugs have gone through something bad in their life, so they start self medicating. If you know.. You know…

  4. When people care to much it usually is quite detrimental to their own health mentally. Sadly honest politicians are hard to come by even when they enter politics with the best of intentions & the more honest they are the more they are shunned & pushed aside by the worst & generally more powerful among their piers. This guy is really doing & giving everything to help people most won't even give the time of day, i hope he succeeds & can bring some light to the issue & some reasoned responses not the ignore it & it will go away attitude prevalent in today's society.

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