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    New Alcohol Licensing Law in Scotland What do you think?

    The new licensing laws in Scotland come into force today the biggest change to licensing there in 30 years.


    Alcohol displays in supermarkets will be confined to a separate area

    The 2005 Licensing Act puts in place a number of changes - it bans irresponsible promotions in pubs and clubs, introduces separate display areas for alcohol in shops and off-licences and places a requirement on pubs and clubs to provide free tap water.

    New rules in the off-trade also mean that customers will not be able to buy alcohol before 10am. The Wine and Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has voiced concern that this will inconvenience older customers who do their shop when it is quieter.

    Retailers are also seeking clarification on what constitutes and "irresponsible" promotion.

    14 Comments

    Our Sainsburys has the alcholol bit seperate, also it's not that long ago that you were only able to buy alchohol from supermarkets in pub serving hours. Well here in England anyway.

    the only difference this will make is MORE money for the big supermarkets-they are still allowed any promotion they like whereas pubs are not so even tho they cant sell til 10am they will make far more cash from their deals.

    Prepare to witness even more youngsters drinking on street corners etc-this legislation will achieve nothing.

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    barky;6177729

    the only difference this will make is MORE money for the big … the only difference this will make is MORE money for the big supermarkets-they are still allowed any promotion they like whereas pubs are not so even tho they cant sell til 10am they will make far more cash from their deals.Prepare to witness even more youngsters drinking on street corners etc-this legislation will achieve nothing.



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    Any decent supermarket already has seperate area and as pubs can't do promotions supermarkets will make more money from people drinking before they head out to save money.

    I'm gonna miss my 8.30am buckie with my corn flakes

    Original Poster

    I heard of some soon to be students planning a tap water pub crawl!!

    I'd like to see how the bar staff react.

    all good,

    tinkerbell28;6177828

    Late license pubs in my home town have had to offer free tap water for … Late license pubs in my home town have had to offer free tap water for years now, and drink offers were banned. Sounds like a catch up IMO, it won't help as all it does is lead to the kids turning up sloshed before their night out has begun on supermarket booze.



    thts what everyone does anyway :lol:

    Banned

    Rab C Nesbit wont be impressed! Is this to combat the big drink problem in Scotland?

    Paddy Charlie;6177758

    I'm gonna miss my 8.30am buckie with my corn flakes



    8.30am?? Pah, real men have at least 2 bottles by 8am, and no cornflakes, eating's cheating!!! :w00t::w00t::w00t:

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    civms47;6177920

    8.30am?? Pah, real men have at least 2 bottles by 8am, and no … 8.30am?? Pah, real men have at least 2 bottles by 8am, and no cornflakes, eating's cheating!!! :w00t::w00t::w00t:



    Well I'm not going to have my cornflakes dry, that'd be riddiculous so just pour the buckie right on top of them

    Paddy Charlie;6177935

    Well I'm not going to have my cornflakes dry, that'd be riddiculous so … Well I'm not going to have my cornflakes dry, that'd be riddiculous so just pour the buckie right on top of them



    If you must have cornflakes, pour a tin of lager over them... :whistling:

    :evil:Yuk Buckfast is evil stuff. I seriously don't think it will make the slightest bit of difference.

    Does anyone know what will happen to Student Unions (e.g.all drinks £1 promotions etc.). I think they might be counted as private member clubs, along with the Masons and the like, so different rules apply, but I'm not certain.

    Alcohol in our Supermarkets down here have been in a seperate section for as many years as i can remember..................did they used to put it on 2 for 1 special in with the fruit and veg up there?? lol

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    irresponsible promotions in pubs and clubs

    Who decides what is irresponsible or not?
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