Crackdown to slash underage drinking

A new campaign which aims to reduce the number of

underage drinkers in Glasgow was launched last week.

The campaign specifically targets people who buy alcohol for young people, the Community Alcohol Campaign involves local agencies, off-licences and community in a joint effort to tackle underage drinking across the city.

The campaign is a partnership between Glasgow City Health & Social Care Partnership, Glasgow Life, Police Scotland, Licensing Standards, Glasgow Council on Alcohol, Community Safety Glasgow and Clearer Choices Glasgow (part of AddAction).

Steering Group member, Morven Bell, said: “Many people are not aware that they could be fined up to £5,000 and receive a three months jail sentence for buying alcohol for under 18s.”