East Dunbartonshire first to trial new scheme to help wine drinkers drop a glass size

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Licensed premises in East Dunbartonshire are to be the first in Scotland to trial a new scheme to help wine drinkers cut down on alcohol consumption.

More than 100 premises have volunteered to serve customers smaller glasses.

Before, if you ordered a glass of wine you would most likely be offered it in a 175ml or a 250ml glass.

But now, customers locally will be offered wine in a 125ml glass in a bid to promote sensible drinking.

The scheme was set up by the Scottish Government Alcohol Industry Partnership which brings together politicians and the alcohol industry.

Public Health Minister Maureen Watt described it as a simple, effective way to promote responsible drinking.

The new scheme comes after research revealed 70 per cent of adults do not know how much wine is in a small, medium or large glass.

YouGov also revealed nearly half of customers surveyed opted for a large glass which can contain more than three units of alcohol.