Drinkaware secures Jackson Carlaw MSP support

Drinkaware have taken their campaign to raise awareness of the dangers associated with consuming too much alcohol to ASDA, Newton Mearns.


The campaign aims to promote responsible drinking and advise Scots as to the number of calories and units they are consuming on a regular basis.


Participants were encouraged to fill out a quick alcohol assessment using Drinkaware scratchcards, which saw them entered into a prize draw to win a £50 ASDA gift card.


The Scottish Government cut the alcohol blood limit in 2014 from 80 milligrammes of alcohol to 50 milligrammes of alcohol in every 100 millilitres of blood,, meaning that drivers can no longer have anything to drink and safely drive.


Commenting Eastwood MSP, Jackson Carlaw said:

“Drinkaware is rightly engaging with the public to help change perceptions of what is a healthy amount to drink.

“Like most people I enjoy a drink socially but Scotland sadly continues to deliver statistics associated with the most excessive of drinking.

The Scottish Government change to drink drive limits now means that driving the morning after the night before could well cause real problems for Scots if stopped by the police.

“New Year resolutions come and go but ensuring that you are not over the drink drive limit may well save you from spending a night in the cells.”