The Scottish Government’s crackdown on cheap alcohol has driven some drinkers to drugs, experts fear.
Minimum unit pricing on alcohol should be raised to 60p to help tackle Scotland’s “problematic alcohol use”, the Liberal Democrats have said.
A 50p minimum unit price for alcohol is expected to be approved by MSPs on Holyrood's Health Committee.
AFTER a 10-year battle, the SNP Government have finally won the right to set a Minimum Unit Price (MUP) on alcohol.
SCOTLAND will become the first country in the world to introduce minimum pricing on alcohol after the Supreme Court rejected an appeal against the Scottish Government's proposals.
THE UK's highest court has rejected a challenge against plans to use minimum pricing for alcohol to improve public health in Scotland.
A MINIMUM price for alcohol will be in place as early as April next year if SNP ministers win a crunch court battle this week.