Welcome to the Re-Focus on Alcohol Pages, for Perth & Kinross. Here we hope that you will find all the information that you need to know about issues created by the use of alcohol- and if we don’t know the answer to your question, you can ask us directly on the Questions & Answers page.  

Throughout the year we undertake various campaigns such as Summer Safety, around festivals under the tag line ‘PartyHard?StaySafe’ advising people how they can be save around alcohol at summer events.  It is worth remembering Alcohol is Scotland’s big problem, we still drink far in excess as a Nation than we should.

We hope that you will find this alcohol section interactive and useful to you and or your family and friends. We are hoping to regularly update the pages with any new facts that come into the public domain either through research or by medical and social practices. We strive to provide the latest information and reports.

In 2014 there were 8,697 alcohol-related deaths registered in the UK, an age-standardised rate of 14.3 deaths per 100,000 population.

  • In the UK as a whole, alcohol-related death rates have fallen since peaking in 2008, but the rate in 2014 is still higher than that observed in 1994.
  • The majority of alcohol-related deaths (65%) in the UK in 2014 were among males.
  • Alcohol-related death rates were highest among 55 to 64-year-olds in 2014.
  • For both sexes, Scotland had the highest alcohol-related death rates in 2014. However, Scotland has also seen the fastest decrease in its rates since they peaked in the 2000s.
  • Alcohol-related death rates for both sexes were significantly higher in the north of England than the south in 2014.
  • England and Wales are the only UK countries where alcohol-related death rates for females were significantly higher in 2014 than 1994.
  • Help & Support

    In Perth & Kinross we have a wide range of services and support for people who might feel they need help and support around an addiction problem. There is also support for families and friends and importantly people who are carers.


  • Facts

    Alcohol advice is both important and can save lives, more people will die from the effects of alcohol than will die from illegal drugs like ecstasy, more young people will die from alcohol than the newly created (ill) legal highs. Please get the facts. Alcohol is a Drug and when over consumed can lead to death, this is true for young and old people alike. The number of children under 16 years old ending up in hospital because of alcohol is really high, a lot higher than drugs.

  • Advice

    Most people drink alcohol socially, but sometimes in our lives we may start drinking more than we should, for all the wrong reasons, support exists that can help you, if you feel that an issues is developing. We have produced a range of advice, which we hope reflects the ‘whole population approach’ that is the focus of ‘alcohol policy’ in Scotland. We will reflect on the changes around the alcohol unit guidance.