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15th Apr 2024

The Cost of Alcohol to Scottish Society

The Cost of Alcohol to Scottish Society

A briefing about the cost of alcohol to Scottish society ahead of the scheduled debate on Scottish Whisky Industry on 17th April 2024 in parliament.   

18th Mar 2024

Joint Letter to HSCS Committee on MUP

Joint Letter to HSCS Committee on MUP

Read the joint letter signed by 80 organisations sent to the Health Social Care and Sport committee on Minimum Unit Pricing.

25th Oct 2023

Briefing on Calling Time

Briefing on Calling Time

A briefing about our Calling Time campaign to ban alcohol sponsorship in sports. Updated October 2023.  

2nd Aug 2023

EASL Policy Statement: Reducing Alcohol Harms 2023

EASL Policy Statement: Reducing Alcohol Harms 2023

A policy statement by the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL). SHAAP Chair Dr Alastair MacGilchrist and SHAAP Steering Group Member Dr Peter Rice are members of the EASL Alcohol Advocacy and Policy Group, which developed this statement. 

21st Jun 2023

AFS SHAAP MUP Briefing

AFS SHAAP MUP Briefing

A briefing paper by Alcohol Focus Scotland and SHAAP on Minimum Unit Pricing. Updated September 2023. 

11th Jun 2023

Briefing on alcohol duty and alcohol harm

Briefing on alcohol duty and alcohol harm

A briefing paper on alcohol duty and alcohol harm. Updated version. 

2nd May 2023

Has Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) been effective? The evidence so far April 2023

Has Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) been effective? The evidence so far April 2023

A briefing paper on the evidence around MUP gathered so far. 

21st Mar 2023

Briefing on alcohol and mental health

Briefing on alcohol and mental health

A briefing paper on alcohol and mental health by SHAAP.

23rd Feb 2023

Briefing on alcohol advertising and promotion in Scotland

Briefing on alcohol advertising and promotion in Scotland

A briefing paper on alcohol advertising and promotion in Scotland by SHAAP 

6th Feb 2023

Briefing on Scottish football fan views on alcohol marketing

Briefing on Scottish football fan views on alcohol marketing

A briefing paper on a survey of Scottish Football Supporters Association by SHAAP. 

14th Nov 2022

Briefing on report about alcohol sponsorship in sports

Briefing on report about alcohol sponsorship in sports

A briefing paper on a SHAAP report by the University of Stirling about alcohol sponsorship in sport. 

17th Aug 2022

Briefing on MUP and drug use

Briefing on MUP and drug use

A briefing paper on Minimum Unit Pricing and Drug Use by Alcohol Focus Scotland, Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP), Scottish Recovery Consortium and Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs.

29th Jun 2022

Briefing on Minimum Unit Pricing

Briefing on Minimum Unit Pricing

A briefing paper: 'Minimum Unit Pricing of alcohol in Scotland' to look at the impact of MUP ahead of its review. 

24th Jan 2022

NCD Progress Report on Health Harming Product Action

NCD Progress Report on Health Harming Product Action

A briefing paper: 'Non-Communicable Diseases: Progress Report on Health Harming Product Action' to look at the performance over the past 6 months. 

13th Dec 2021

Briefing for the Ministerial Statement: 'Actions to increase access, choice and support through drugs services in Scotland'

Briefing for the Ministerial Statement: 'Actions to increase access, choice and support through drugs services in Scotland'

A briefing paper from SHAAP for the Ministerial Statement: 'Actions to increase access, choice and support through drugs services in Scotland' (Tuesday 14th December 2021).

25th Oct 2021

Briefing for the 'Person-Centred Approach to Mental Health and Substance Misuse' debate

Briefing for the 'Person-Centred Approach to Mental Health and Substance Misuse' debate

A briefing paper from SHAAP for the Scottish Government debate: ‘Person-Centred Approach to Mental Health and Substance Misuse’ (Tuesday 26th October 2021).

14th Sep 2021

Briefing for 'A Caring Nation - Recovering, Remobilising and Renewing Health and Social Care in Scotland' debate

Briefing for 'A Caring Nation - Recovering, Remobilising and Renewing Health and Social Care in Scotland' debate

A briefing paper from SHAAP for the Scottish Government debate: ‘A Caring Nation – Recovering, Remobilising and Renewing Health and Social Care in Scotland’ (Tuesday 14th September 2021).

 
30th Nov 2020

SHAAP 2021 manifesto: Executive Summary

SHAAP 2021 manifesto: Executive Summary

The executive summary of SHAAP's 2021 manifesto.

18th Nov 2020

SHAAP Manifesto for the 2021 Scottish Parliament Election

SHAAP Manifesto for the 2021 Scottish Parliament Election

Read SHAAP's manifesto for the upcoming 2021 Scottish Parliament election.

19th Oct 2020

SHAAP briefing for the Scottish Government debate on the Internal Market (August 2020)

SHAAP briefing for the Scottish Government debate on the Internal Market (August 2020)

Read SHAAP's briefing for the Scottish Government debate on the proposed UK Internal Market, 18 August 2020.

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