MSP backs Challenge 25 campaign

A CAMPAIGN to cut down on underagers buying alcohol has the backing of local MSP Fiona McLeod.

The Challenge 25 Campaign, organised by the Scottish Beer and Pub Association (SBPA), raises awareness of new laws that came into effect recently. Under the terms of the Alcohol Etc. (Scotland) Act 2010, all of Scotland’s 15,000 licensed premises have to ask customers who look 25 years or younger to show identification proving that they are 18 or over, before they can buy alcohol.

Fiona McLeod, MSP for Strathkelvin and Bearsden, said she fully supported the campaign and urged younger customers to carry appropriate ID in case they were challenged. Acceptable forms of ID are a passport, a European Photocard Driving Licence or a photographic proof of age identity card of a type approved by the Proof of Age Standards Scheme (PASS) eg. the Young Scot National Entitlement Card.