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2nd August 2017

Comment on figures on alcohol related deaths in Scotland

Commenting on figures published by the National Records of Scotland on alcohol-related deaths, Dave Roberts Director General of the Alcohol Information Partnership said

“After many years of decline, the recent rise in recorded alcohol related deaths in Scotland is disappointing. This data shows that different groups and regions have significantly different death rates with men more impacted than women and Glasgow and North Lanarkshire having considerably higher issues than other parts of Scotland.  These variations between groups and regions may indicate that the best way to tackle harm caused by excessive alcohol consumption is through targeted local initiatives that reflect the needs of specific groups, towns and cities.

“Recent data from NHS Scotland has shown that alcohol consumption in Scotland has been falling for the past decade and the vast majority of Scots do not consume over the Chief Medical Officers new lower guidelines.”


For further information or to arrange an interview please contact Dave Roberts on 07733323350 or on