Scottish Government to raise alcohol minimum unit pricing

There are calls for the funds raised to be put towards addiction and recovery services

The price of drinking is set to rise.

The Scottish Government is planning to raise the minimum price of a unit of alcohol from the end of September – pushing the price of a bottle of Vodka or Whisky up from around £13 to around £17.

A half-litre can of 4% lager would cost at least £1.30.

But, the extra money raised doesn’t go to the government– it is kept by the shops who sell the drinks.

Those on the frontline of addiction services say that should change.

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