Media Releases


SHAAP awaits MUP Supreme Court decision - Press release 26th Jul 2017

'Mortality among a cohort of heavy drinkers in Edinburgh & Glasgow' - 20th July 2017

Public Launch of two reports on Alcohol Brief Interventions in Scotland - 22 June 2017

'Foul play?' Report launched on how alcohol producers bent the rules designed to protect children from alcohol advertising during the 2016 UEFA matches - 27th April

 Scotland must do more to turn tide of alcohol harm: Health campaigners warn the next phase of Scotland’s alcohol strategy must contain bold action to reduce the availability and marketing of alcohol - 12th April


Scotland's alcohol campaigners criticise arrogant Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) for appealing minimum pricing (joint press release with AFS) - 18th November

Health professions welcome Court of Session ruling on Alcohol Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) in Scotland - 21st October

UK 'Cheap Alcohol' report prompts SHAAP demands for action - 6th October 2016

Alcohol Policy in Scotland and Ireland: European Trailblazers or Celtic Fringes? - 15th September 2016

Scottish Health Professionals welcome new report from Edinburgh University Law School, backing Scottish Government's Alcohol Minimum Unit Pricing case - 7th July 2016

Alcohol campaigners unite to call for stronger protection from alcohol advertising for children - 26th February 2016

SHAAP calls for further action on alcohol availability and marketing to reduce alcohol-related harm - SHAAP's Top Twenty - 11th February 2016

Alcohol campaigners confident that Minimum Unit Pricing will succeed - 28th January 2016

SHAAP welcomes new Chief Medical Officer Alcohol guidelines - 8th January 2016


SHAAP and Scottish Medical Professions welcome European Court of Justice's Judgement in favour of Scotland's Alcohol Minimum Unit Pricing - 23rd December 2015

Alcohol and LGBT life in Scotland - 8th December 2015

SHAAP & Medical Professions welcome ECJ Advocate General Opionion - 3rd September 2015

NGOs Resign En Masse to Protest DG Sante Inaction on New EU Alcohol Strategy - June 3rd 2015

Budget 2015: Irresponsible Cuts to Alcohol Duty Will Harm Health - 19th March 2015


Decline in alcohol-related hospital discharges in Scotland 2012/13 - 25th February 2014

Highlighting the Link Between Alcohol & Cancer - 4th February 2014


Doctors Urge Caution of Alcohol Statistics 'Drop': Recession likely to be Main Factor - 28th May 2013 

Scottish Medical Experts Urge Industry to Abandon Irresponsible and Unethical Business Practices - 15th April 2013

Reducing the Drink Driving Limit in Scotland - 21st March 2013


Scottish Government Debate: Drink Driving - 31st October 2012

Doctors and Health Campaigners say New Research from Canada Provides Further Evidence that Minimum Pricing Will Work in Scotland - 19th October 2012