Young Booze Busters


Scotland is famous for making whisky. One of the main ingredients in whisky is barley, which is grown all over Scotland.

The Chief Medical Officers across the UK veset guidelines saying that adults over the age of 18 should not drink more than 14 units of alcohol per week. Units should not be saved up to drink all in one go, they should be spread over the week and adults should not drink alcohol every day. The chief medical officer also advises that pregnant women should not drink alcohol.

1 pint of normal strength lager has about 2 units of alcohol in it, a small glass of wine can have about 1-2 units in it depending on how strong the wine is.

You must be 18 years old to buy alcohol in Scotland. Young people aged 16-17 and who are accompanied by an adult can drink beer, wine or cider in a pub or restaurant with a meal as long as it is bought by the adult they are with.