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  • Minimum pricing

    Minimum unit pricing update

    02 October 2019

    In the last month there has been substantial media coverage of minimum unit pricing as reports and statistics have been published.

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  • Wine bottle

    Hitting the right note in training

    01 October 2019

    This month, Senior Learning and Development Coordinator Brian O'Hara blogs about using music in training.

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  • Joe FitzPatrick, Minister for Public Health visits the Children's Parliament

    Scottish primary children call for action on alcohol

    19 September 2019

    Schoolchildren share how being around alcohol can make them feel unsafe and ignored.

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    New Alcohol Deaths Prevention Support Now Available from AFS

    16 September 2019

    Alcohol Focus Scotland announce new package of support for alcohol deaths prevention work in their areas.

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    Its time to tell us whats in our drinks

    09 September 2019

    The Scottish Government is considering taking control of alcohol labelling - and not a minute too soon

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  • A home for Rory

    A home for Rory

    05 September 2019

    Working with foster carers or kinship carers? Let us introduce A Home for Rory series of books

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  • Children eyes

    Making a bad impression - blog post

    09 August 2019

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    Alcohol sales and MUP

    28 June 2019

    Alison Douglas, chief executive of Alcohol Focus Scotland, discusses the encouraging figures from the MESAS monitoring report and why we should remain confident that MUP will improve Scotland’s health.

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    Alcohol-specific deaths 2018

    26 June 2019

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  • Oh Lila and school children

    Five tips for upping the engagement factor

    21 June 2019

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