MSPs make in-store visits

03 October, 2008

Members of the Scottish Parliament

are being invited to visit off-licences

and convenience stores across Scotland as part of October's Alcohol Awareness

Week.

The initiative has been planned for the event, which runs from Oct 5 -11, by the Scottish Grocers' Federation.

Store visits are being planned for

67 MSPs to encourage customers to sign up to a range of hints and tips to encourage them to make more positive choices about their drinking.

SGF chief executive John Drummond said: "The support of MSPs in encouraging convenience store customers within their local communities to think about the amount of alcohol they consume, and to consider sensible drinking guidelines, is very welcome.

"Everyone should seek to play their part in changing the drinking culture in Scotland.

"Our members focus on practical measures they can take in their business which drive up standards."




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