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The theme of this year's conference was the public interest purpose of licensing as it relates to communities, economic interests and the law.

Sir Crispin Agnew NLC 2014 
Sir Crispin Agnew QC


Alcohol licensing and the public good: historical perspectives
Dr James Nicholls, Alcohol Research UK

The public interest in licensing: the legal perspective
Sir Crispin Agnew QC, Westwater Advocates

Is neighbourhood outlet density related to alcohol consumption and health inequalities in Scotland?
Professor Jamie Pearce and Dr Niamh Shortt, University of Edinburgh

Review of statements of licensing policy 2013-16 and key findings
Dr Evelyn Gillan, Alcohol Focus Scotland

Scottish Government licensing policy and legislation
Neil Rennick, Scottish Government

Strengthening the community voice in the licensing process: emerging challenges and solutions
Deborah Shipton, Glasgow Centre for Population Health and Ian Clark, Iconic Consulting


The 4th National Recovery Conference is an opportunity for people in recovery and healthcare professionals to positively engage in taking substance addiction treatment forward together.

The conference is run over 2 days - 10 & 11 November 2014.

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The next meeting of the Cross Party Group on Drug and Alcohol Misuse will take place at 5.30pm at the Scottish Parliament.

The theme of this meeting will be alcohol and families - what support is available? Alcohol Focus Scotland, Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs, and Ayrshire Council on Alcohol will speak at this event.

If you would like to attend you must register in advance. Please contact Diane Thomson


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