BackgroundAlcohol Focus Scotland was established in the early 1970’s as the Scottish Council on Alcohol, primarily to support the Local Councils on Alcohol by providing training for their volunteer counsellors. Over the last thirty years, our work has developed and expanded and the organisation became Alcohol Focus Scotland in 2001.
Today, Alcohol Focus Scotland works with a wide range of partners to advocate for evidence-based policy; deliver training and development programmes and provide accurate and accessible information about alcohol to the media, policy-makers, practitioners and the general public.
Alcohol Focus Scotland is registered as a charity in Scotland (SCO09538) and a Scottish company limited by guarantee (SC094096). We receive funding from a variety of sources, including the Scottish Government, grant giving bodies, and self-generated income. Our Board took the decision in September 2010 to no longer accept funding from the alcohol beverage industry.