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Political Reactions
Tackling Scotland's Alcohol Problem


The Scottish Greens

"Football is for everyone, and our biggest clubs should be too. That is why the Scottish Government’s consultation is such a timely and important one

"Football teams have a huge influence on young people and their communities, which is why they need to think about the message they are sending out and the brands and products they are endorsing.

“Nobody should be bombarded with alcohol advertising when they are going to watch their team. It’s not just football, the same goes for rugby and other family-friendly sports.

“I'm pleased that some of the football clubs in the region I represent have totally eliminated this form of advertising and some others are working towards it.

“Tobacco sponsorship was rightly ended years ago. What worries me is not just the role of alcohol companies, but also the rise we are seeing in gambling company branding on match days. These are controlled and addictive industries, and should have no place in our beautiful game.”

- Gillian Mackay, MSP


Source: Scottish Greens call for end to alcohol and gambling advertising at football - Scottish Greens

Cross-party support

Following the launch of Calling Time, our campaign to ban alcohol sponsorship in sports, SHAAP hosted an event in the Scottish Parliament sponsored by Paul O’Kane MSP, from Tuesday 22 November to Thursday 24 November 2022.

MSPs from The Scottish National Party, Scottish Labour, The Scottish Green Party, The Scottish Liberal Democrats and The Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party came by our stand to learn more about our work and to show support for our campaign.

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