Alcohol trends in Scotland

The Scotch Whisky Association (SWA), the Scottish Beer & Pub Association (SBPA), the Wine & Spirits Trade Association (WSTA), the Portman Group and the National Association of Cider Makers (NACM) have produced a document to provide members and stakeholders with a single point of reference on data covering alcohol consumption, underage issues, health harms and alcohol related crime in Scotland.

The aim has been to bring together the latest comparable data from official Scottish and UK Government sources. There are a number of official Scottish Government data sources which are comprehensive in the area that they cover, and this document intends to bring together data from these publications.

All of the data referenced is published by independent organisations, and is not financed or commissioned by the alcohol industry. The document is primarily focused on Scotland. However, where appropriate, comparisons with Great Britain or England and Wales have been provided. The document can be downloaded here.