Drinking culture

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How depressing to read of the 1,152 deaths caused by alcohol each week in Scotland (your report, 21 August).

I was further depressed to turn to page 15 of your newspaper and see Lidl’s large colourful advert for four cans of high-strength cider on offer for £1.99.

There needs to be a collective responsibility from producers of alcohol, supermarkets, advertisers and the media, along with minimum pricing, to address our nation’s heavy drinking culture.

Colin Fraser


Dumfries & Galloway