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Alcohol licensing laws: Proposals for changes in Scottish law

Ritson, Bruce; Plant, Martin


Bruce Ritson

Martin Plant


Scotland, England and Wales, and Ireland have each recently reviewed how licensing laws might influence the increasing levels of alcohol-related problems in each of these countries. Each legislature has arrived at somewhat different recommendations. Scotland may move towards liberalization, albeit within firm guidelines. It is unknown whether emphasis on local review, server training and some restrictions on bar venues offering discount pricing, will be sufficient to alter current trends in alcohol-related problems.


Ritson, B., & Plant, M. (2004). Alcohol licensing laws: Proposals for changes in Scottish law. Alcohol and Alcoholism, 39(1), 2-7.

Journal Article Type Review
Publication Date Jan 1, 2004
Journal Alcohol and Alcoholism
Print ISSN 0735-0414
Publisher Oxford University Press (OUP)
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Volume 39
Issue 1
Pages 2-7
Keywords alcohol, law, Scotland
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