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Balance Update: The real price of alcohol in Scotland

Posted 11/11/16


Newcastle West End shop caught with dodgy booze sees alcohol ban appeal dismissed
Best on the West had its licence revoked after Trading Standards discovered hundreds of bottles of counterfeit alcohol in the shop.  Click here to read more...


The real price of alcohol in Scotland
Last month the Court of Session finally ruled that the Scottish Government can introduce a minimum price for alcohol. In the run up to Alcohol Awareness Week Carol Stewart investigates what this means for Scotland’s health. 
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No new power for police stop-and-searches for alcohol
The Scottish government has decided not to create a new power for police to search young people for alcohol.   Click here to read more...

Holidaymakers overwhelmingly support morning booze ban on flights
Holidaymakers overwhelmingly support a ban on drinking alcohol on and before early morning flights, according to a new survey.   Click here to read more...

Scots NHS bosses suggest alcohol sale ban before 5pm
Public health experts from NHS Shetland suggested that sales of drink should be banned until late afternoon or evening as part of a new report on substance abuse.   Click here to read more...
Free liver screenings for Alcohol Awareness Week
Free non-evasive liver scans will be available at the Healthy Routes store on Bradshawgate, Leigh, on a first come, first served basis from 10am to 4pm. Click here to read more...
Offenders have alcohol intake monitored remotely in trial
Dyfed-Powys Police has become the first force in the UK to trial a new remote system of monitoring how much alcohol prolific offenders are drinking.  
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Cross-border carry oot warning with new alcohol pricing law set to see Scots make booze runs south
AN industry expert predicts that higher prices imposed by Holyrood will encourage drinkers to head to England in order to stock up on supplies of cheap bevvy. 
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Half of alcohol sold in Scotland below minimum price
At least half of the alcohol sold in Scotland does not meet impending minimum pricing legislation, a survey suggests.   Click here to read more...


SHAAP’s (Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems)

Alcohol Health Alliance news – November 2016