Reducing harm caused by alcohol


Minimum pricing can be implemented in Scotland

Reacting to the Court of Session ruling that minimum unit pricing for alcohol is legal and can be implemented in Scotland,  Alison Douglas Chief Executive of Alcohol Focus Scotland said:

This is a great day for Scotland’s health! Minimum pricing is widely supported by doctors, social workers, children’s charities and many more who want to get rid of the cheap vodkas and super-strength ciders that cause so much damage.

Scotland has been waiting more than four years to implement this policy which will prevent thousands of hospital admissions and crimes, and save hundreds of lives. We hope that minimum pricing will now be put in place as quickly as possible so we can start seeing the benefits.

Read the summary of the Court's opinion on minimum pricing