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Price measures not on the level

Latest uproar over drinks pricing reveals a poor grasp of current law When the Scottish Mail on Sunday carried a two-page “special report” under the …

Battle over adult clubs on the way

Scottish Government’s proposals could face legal challenge SANDRA White has demonstrated really remarkable tenacity in her crusade against lap dancing clubs. …

Know the score on drinks promos

Some deals are acceptable under law, others are a step too far It’s a full five years since the first controls on alcohol promotions were introduced, so you …

Consolidation of legislation needed

Failure to comprehend the law could land operators in trouble IMAGINE a criminal trial where it seemed no one in the court knew the law – or at least the …

Clarity needed on fit and proper test

Boards shouldn’t base licensing decisions on vague intelligence In my column a couple of months ago I looked at two proposals in the Air Weapons and Alcohol …

A fact-based take on alcohol, please

Will health licensing role bring a more balanced approach to objections? WHEN Scotland’s largest health board launches a campaign against the availability of …

Not appearing as billed?

AS the fourth piece of alcohol licensing legislation to be drafted in nine years, there were high hopes for the Air Weapons and Licensing (Scotland)

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