Police are investigating a series of reports of women being spiked during nights out at diffrent venues across Scotland

Two women have claimed to have been injected with a substance which caused them to fall ill - one in Edinburgh and one in Dundee - while a third woman in Stirling claimed to have had her drink spiked. 

The claims were made on social media and have yet to be verified by either the bars or Police Scotland, but officers have launched probes into each and appealed for the women to contact them. 

It was said that the spiking by injection incidents took place at The Liquid Room in Edinburgh on Saturday, October 9, and at an unspecified date at Captain’s Cabin in Dundee.

The incident in Stirling was said to have happened on Saturday 16 October at Tingle Bar. HeraldScotland:

The Captain's Cabin pic: Google 

Bosses from The Liquid Room, Tingle Bar and Captain’s Cabin said they have yet to be notified directly about the alleged incidents.

However, the three venues pledged to assist the police probes and urged anyone who feels they may have been the victim of a crime within their premises to report it.

In response to the alleged drink spiking in Stirling, local MSP Evelyn Tweed said she had been contacted by a “number of concerned constituents”.

She has since written to Police Scotland, asking if complaints have been made and what action is being taken to address the matter.

In her letter, Ms Tweed wrote: “As you will be aware, Stirling has a lively night-time economy on most nights of the week, not just at weekends, and I am keen to ensure that people, particularly young women, are able to enjoy this without fear and in the full knowledge that Police Scotland will support them in the event of an incident unfortunately occurring.”

Speaking to STV News, MSP Tweed added: “My office has received pressing concerns from constituents, regarding nightlife safety and spiking incidents in recent weeks.

“I have raised these concerns directly with Police Scotland, and have requested further information on the actions they are taking to address these anxieties in Stirling. 

“Everyone deserves to enjoy themselves in a safe manner, and businesses have a responsibility for the wellbeing and security of their customers.

Police Scotland has said that enquiries are at an early stage and ongoing in relation to the three claims, and has appealed for anyone with information to contact them.