- Scotland has so much to gain from reducing how much we drink
- AFS welcomes revised alcohol consumption guidelines
- Emergency services face shocking levels of alcohol abuse
- Every child has the right to grow up safe from alcohol harm
- Public health must prevail over big business
- New toolkit to help children affected by family alcohol problems
- Price check reveals cheap cost of strong alcohol
- Sales increase underlines need for minimum pricing
- Time to kick alcohol out of sport
- Alcohol linked with stomach cancer
- AFS calls for compulsory health warnings on alcoholic drinks
- Are supermarkets 'responsible retailers' when it comes to alcohol?
- Scottish health charities call for excise duty rise to tackle cheap alcohol
- Alcohol campaigners unite to call for stronger protection from alcohol advertising to children
- New resource for people concerned about alcohol in their community
- Minimum pricing decision delayed until summer
- No completely 'safe' level of drinking
- New alcohol guidelines published
- Minimum pricing - European court ruling
- Alcohol fuels ambulance assaults
- 82% of Scots agree drink driving is unacceptable
- Scotland's alcohol strategy - what next?
- Scotland leads way in evidence-based alcohol policy
- New report reveals impact of alcohol on emergency services
- AFS appoints new chief executive
- Alcohol: a global concern
- Campaigners gather in Edinburgh for global alcohol conference
- Alcohol and pregnancy don't mix
- European Court minimum pricing opinion
- Call for minimum pricing as alcohol deaths rise
- How much are we really drinking?
- Dr Evelyn Gillan
- Majority of Brits harmed by other people's drinking
- Interactive map of alcohol and tobacco outlets
- Help consumers make an informed choice about alcohol
- Alcohol debate must continue
- Alcohol sponsorship in Formula 1: a dangerous cocktail
- Minimum pricing case to be heard in Europe
Interactive map of alcohol and tobacco outlets
A new interactive webmap allows users to map tobacco and alcohol outlet density and related health outcomes, for neighbourhoods across Scotland.
Users can map alcohol-related death rates, lung cancer and lung disease death rates, and deprivation. The search facility allows searching by town or postcode, and data can be downloaded for Scotland as a whole or selected areas.
Previous research shows that outlet density matters for health. Areas of Scotland with the highest alcohol outlet density have double the death rate of those with the lowest densities. Read more
Licensing boards are required to assess overprovision of licensed premises in the board's area. Until now, this information has not been readily available to local people who are affected by licensing decisions. This webmap will provide community groups with the data on their local areas and enable them to get more involved in the licensing process.
The data used to create the website has been analysed by CRESH at the Universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow. The resource was developed in partnership with Alcohol Focus Scotland and ASH Scotland. The project was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.