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Scottish Courts Rule in Favour of Minimum Price for Alcohol

After more than four years of industry delay tactics, yesterday’s ruling from the Court of Session in Edinburgh has finally paved the way for the introduction of a minimum price for alcohol in Scotland, a policy approved by MSPs back in 2012. The decision goes against the challenge mounted by the Scotch Whisky Association (SWA) who claimed the Scottish government’s plans contravened European Law. The policy specifies a price of 50 pence per unit of