Anti-violence campaign launched

Donald MacLeod with assistant chief constable Mark Williams

POLICE Scotland has launched a new anti-violence campaign designed to promote responsible drinking and encourage people to consider the consequences of their actions.

Unveiled at The Garage nightclub in Glasgow last week, the One Punch Can Ruin Two Lives campaign will see washroom vinyls and beer mats distributed to venues, and thousands of posters displayed in colleges, universities, shops and at ATMs.

Assistant chief constable Mark Williams said the four-week campaign “urges people to think about the long-term consequences of their actions and consider that alcohol is often a factor in these incidents”. “I want people to enjoy their nights out but at the same time to drink responsibly and consider how much alcohol they are consuming and the effect it has on their decision making and judgement.”

Donald MacLeod, chair of the National Licensed Trade Partnership, said the group “fully supports any rational, targeted campaign which promotes responsible drinking”.