EMERGENCY crews have reported a 21 per cent rise in drug or alcohol-related call-outs across over the festive period.

Paramedics attended 343 incidents across the Capital between December 1 and January 4.

The statistics, obtained through a Freedom of Information request, have sparked Tory claims that the SNP government is failing to get to grips with a growing crisis.

Reported by the Edinburgh News. You can read the full story here. 

I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.