Harry McQuillan is the chief executive of Community Pharmacy Scotland.

Beastie burden – those tiny ticks can carry a nasty disease

Picture the scene: you’ve just been on a lovely walk one summer’s evening in the local woods and a field with the family dog, you’ve worn shorts and a t-shirt and have enjoyed one of those warm sunny spells that we sometimes get in between the relentless wind and rain. You go home and put your feet up with a cuppa, perhaps put the tv on before heading up to bed for the night.

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