Sir, – Is it not wonderful to see people critical of the Scottish Government and the Parliament for at least trying to end the unhealthy relationship that some in Scotland have with alcohol?
Ministers are set to launch a crackdown on the causes of alcohol-fuelled violence as part of a new strategy.
Scotland's biggest gin festival will return to Dundee for the second time next month to coincide with World Gin Day.
Doctors, lawyers and teachers are more likely to drink alcohol than manual workers, figures have revealed.
Scotland has become the first country in the world to bring in minimum unit pricing for alcohol. Here are some key questions about the move:
Scotland has led the world by becoming the first country to implement a minimum unit price for alcohol, Nicola Sturgeon has said.
Crime levels are five times higher in Dundee neighbourhoods with the most number of pubs and off-licences than those with the fewest, research has revealed.
South west Fife councillors are reluctant to endorse a blanket ban on new off sales licences.
Maybe I’m mistaken but we seem to have lost our ability to laugh about alcohol and its funny consequences. In bygone years, the village drunkard was a standard character in countless plays. Arguably, there are more jokes about drink than about sex. Music hall, radio and TV comedy sketches often portrayed the hazards of too much drink, especially whisky, but they made people laugh, they didn’t wag a censorious finger or make moral judgements.
There’s nothing quite like savouring the sweet chewiness of a Percy Pig gummy, but now one home brewer has taken them a step further.