In 2010 NHS Health Scotland was tasked by the Scottish Government to lead the monitoring and evaluation of Scotland’s alcohol strategy. This was delivered through the Monitoring and Evaluating Scotland’s Alcohol Strategy (MESAS) work programme.
Minimum unit pricing (MUP), legislation that sets a minimum price at which a unit of alcohol can be sold, was introduced in Scotland on 1 May 2018. The minimum unit price is currently set at 50 pence per unit.
The Monitoring and Evaluating Scotland's Alcohol Strategy (MESAS) monitoring report 2019 presents all the latest available data on key alcohol indicators in Scotland.
The report provides information on
- Alcohol retail sales
- Alcohol price and affordability
- Self-reported alcohol consumption
- Alcohol health harms
- Alcohol social harms