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Minimum price for your merlot or Martini

Binge drinking and alcoholism is always hitting the headlines, particularly when it involves teenagers and young adults.

In a bid to combat the problem, Scottish ministers have announced they want to set a minimum price for booze to stop it being sold at “pocket money prices”.

If given the green light, Scotland will become the first EU country to set such a tariff. Take a walk round the pubs and off licences on your patch.

Not all are owned by breweries or part of High Street retail chains so privately-owned business do have a say on what they charge.

What schemes are running between landlords and how do the local beat police view the issue?