Scottish Alcohol Bill goes through

MSPs have voted to back plans for minimum pricing. It means Scotland will become the first part of the UK to set a floor price for alcohol of 50p per unit.

Ministers say the policy - which is aimed at tackling drink fuelled violence and health problems - will be ditched after six years if it doesn't work.


Scottish Alcohol Bill

The Bill to formally introduce minimum pricing for Alcohol in Scotland is expected to be pushed through in Holyrood today.