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Respond to the Scottish Government consultation: Restricting alcohol advertising and promotion

21st December 2022

On 17 November 2022, the Scottish Government published their consultation on restricting alcohol advertising and promotion. This consultation sets out a range of potential proposals to reduce and restrict alcohol marketing - including prohibiting alcohol advertising outdoors, phasing out alcohol sponsorship and reducing the promotion of alcohol in-store.

SHAAP Parliamentary exhibition 22-24 November 2022

28th November 2022

From Tuesday 22 November to Thursday 24 November 2022, SHAAP hosted an exhibition in the Scottish Parliament sponsored by Paul O’Kane MSP.

 

SHAAP and AFS respond to the Scotsman story on MUP

16th November 2022

In response to a recent article published by The Scotsman, SHAAP and Alcohol Focus Scotland respond with a letter to the Editor. 

Scottish Premiership own goal: new research reveals higher level of alcohol sponsorship in Scotland’s top flight football teams compared to other European countries

Scottish Premiership own goal: new research reveals higher level of alcohol sponsorship in Scotland’s top flight football teams compared to other European countries

13th November 2022

Ahead of the Scottish Government consulting on plans to restrict alcohol marketing, calls for a ban on alcohol sponsorship of sports are being made, as it is revealed that Scotland has a higher proportion of alcohol industry sponsors in comparison to football leagues in European countries with stricter alcohol marketing restrictions.

SHAAP Chair writes to the Chancellor over alcohol duty

3rd November 2022

SHAAP Chair, Dr Alastair MacGilchrist wrote to the Chancellor, Jeremy Hunt MP, to welcome his decision to increase alcohol duty in line with inflation.

SHAAP comment in response to SNP MSP Emma Roddick’s letter to the Chancellor

1st November 2022

In late October, SNP MSP for Highlands and Islands Emma Roddick urged the new Chancellor to freeze alcohol duty in order to protect the Scotch whisky industry.

Alcohol Occasionals 2023 – Call for proposal submissions

28th October 2022

Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP) and the Scottish Alcohol Research Network (SARN) invite researchers to submit their research proposals for the 2023 Alcohol Occasionals series.

 

SHAAP Chair responds to the Chancellor’s decision not to freeze alcohol duty

19th October 2022

On Monday 17 October 2022, the newly appointed Chancellor Jeremy Hunt, announced a reversal of almost all of the tax measures set out in the Growth Plan that have not been legislated for in parliament.

SHAAP extend partnership with Scottish Women’s Football to support girls’ youth game

7th October 2022

Partnership of Royal Colleges and alcohol experts, Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP) have renewed their partnership with Scottish Women’s Football for the 2022/23 season.

 

INEBRIA eve-of-conference event hosted by SHAAP at the RCPE

27th September 2022

On 21st September, as part of the International Network on Brief Interventions for Alcohol and Other Drugs (INEBRIA) 2022 conference, Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP) hosted the opening eve-of-conference event. The INEBRIA 2022 conference took place in Edinburgh from 22nd-23rd September. SHAAP were sponsors of the conference.

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