Best Bar None Scotland to deliver and promote 125ml measure campaign

Posted by on Jun 4, 2019 in News


Smaller wine glass sizes in pubs and clubs can help to promote responsible consumption and contribute to positive public health.

The Scottish Alcohol Industry Partnership (SAIP) and Best Bar None Scotland are working together to raise the awareness and promotion of 125ml wine measures within licenced premises.

This new phase of the campaign previously launched by the Scottish Alcohol Industry Partnership, a collaboration of leading alcohol producers and trade associations and the Scottish Government, .  will see it being integrated into the Best Bar None Scotland scoring booklets and assessments for 2018. The aim is to encourage venue participation and increase consumer knowledge of the option for smaller wine measures.

Douglas Meikle Scottish Alcohol Industry Partnership, said:

‘The Scottish Alcohol Industry Partnership is delighted to be working with Best Bar None on this initiative to drive the promotion of 125ml wine measures and offer consumers greater choice.’

Public Health Minister Mr Fitzpatrick said:

“In 2017 there was enough alcohol sold in Scotland for every adult to drink around 40 bottles of vodka, or more than 100 bottles of wine. This is 40% more than the low-risk weekly guidelines of 14 units of alcohol per adult.

“People often aren’t aware of how much they’re consuming. A large glass of wine can contain more than three units of alcohol so it’s important that people know the smaller measure is available as they aren’t always given the option. I’m really pleased that Best Bar None and the SAIP are supporting this and would encourage all licensed premises to provide 125ml measures, promote responsible drinking and do their bit to help reduce alcohol-related harm across Scotland.”

Arlene Campbell Best Bar None Scotland Lead, said:

Best Bar None supports the 125ml campaign working with our partners and network of venues across Scotland with this enhanced offer of choice for their patrons. Pubs, Bars, Hotels and venues will be displaying materials about the offering which I would ask customers to look out for and consider their options when out with friends or family. Our venues are assessed on their social responsibility commitments and this campaign forms part of the enhanced standards in support of the Licensing Objective “Protecting and Improving Public Health”. We look forward to rolling out the scheme over coming weeks.

Notes for Editors

Best Bar None Scotland

  • Best Bar None operates throughout Scotland and over 400 venues have been accredited as part of the scheme.
  • Best Bar None works with venues to raise standards of safety through assessment based on the Licensing Scotland Objectives, it aims are to reduce alcohol related crime and is a prevention tool to reward well run managed premises.
  • Best Bar None is sponsored by Diageo, Heineken, Tennents, Edrington-Beam Suntory and Chivas Brothers-Pernod Ricard and is supported by Police Scotland, the Scottish Fire & Rescue Service, the Scottish Licensed Trade Association and the Scottish Government.
  • The scheme is administered nationally by the Scottish Business Resilience Centre and delivered locally through representatives from local authorities, Police Scotland and Business Improvement Districts.

The Best Bar None website can be found at:

Scottish Alcohol Industry Partnership

The Scottish Alcohol Industry Partnership (SAIP) collaborates to deliver joint initiatives to tackle alcohol related harm and promote responsible drinking across Scotland. It is a partnership of alcoholic beverage producers and representatives of the on-trade and off-trade in Scotland

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