Minimum pricing of alcohol

The Scottish Parliament is currently considering new legislation that contains far reaching proposals about the sale of alcohol. Some of the proposals contained in the Bill, especially the proposal to introduce a minimum price for a unit of alcohol, are in line with principles supported by the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland over the last 25 years.

The Kirk’s Church & Society Council hopes to encourage people to write to the main alcohol producers and their MSPs to support moves to introduce minimum pricing. Sample letters are included in the resources on their website.

The evidence of the problems that abuse of alcohol can cause in our society shows up more in our hospitals and on our streets. Please take this opportunity to help effect change in our legislation which will benefit us all.

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