Scotland alcohol age rising to 21? Watch
All I can say is I'm glad I'm going to uni in England.
Every hall of residence would have to open a bar.
To be honest if I've gone to the supermarket (because I'm legally 18) and buy some alcohol, I'm going to drink it inside the WARMTH of my own home with a couple of friends rather than out on the street harassing old ladies who are often out at 10 o clock at night sipping their cocoa. Whereas if I go 'out' on a night out I'm more likely to get drunker as it is a 'night out' and therefore be more of a nuisance.
Targeting the wrong people in my opinion.
Why can't I, as a harmless, responsible student, just have a nice bottle of beer with my pot-noodles?!!
Paul Waterson, chief executive of the Scottish Licensed Trade Association - which represents pubs and clubs - said it was time for ministers to take strong action.
"Over the last couple of years the supermarkets have totally failed to respond to the obviously irresponsible promotions that they have within their stores," he said.
"There's a total lack of understanding that the prices they are charging, which means alcohol is often cheaper than water, is exacerbating the problem in Scotland."
Don't want to start a new thread as there already is one. Just have a quick question. Will this actually come into affect and when?
No, it was defeated in the Scottish Parliament, so never.