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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 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 VOCAL will speak at this event.

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

The 6th European Alcohol Policy Conference will bring together a broad range of stakeholders concerned with alcohol harm in order to strengthen networks, build capacity and stimulate action to prevent and reduce alcohol-related problems at all levels. Topics will include:

  • EU alcohol strategy
  • Price and taxation
  • Marketing
  • Harm to others
  • Labelling
  • Joint Action on Reducing Alcohol Related Harm (RAHRA)

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