Alcohol Awareness Week 4th - 10th Oct

The theme of this year’s Alcohol Awareness Week is ‘Get more out of your day, week, weekend…’ NHS Lothian is supporting the national campaign which is a joint initiative from the Scottish Government’s partnership agreement with the alcohol industry.

Watch out for health promotion events taking place across Lothian and take part in the ‘unit challenge’ to see if you can identify how much a unit of alcohol is. People will be given a free unit measure to take away to keep as a handy guide when drinking at home.

Health Promotion Events

  • Monday 5th October
    • 10am – 4pm Mill Shopping Centre, Blackburn, West Lothian
    • 9.30am-1.30pm – Tesco, Newtonport, Haddington, East Lothian
  • Wednesday 7th October
    • 9.30am-1.30pm – Tesco, Hardengreen, Dalkeith, Midlothian
  • Thursday 8th October
    • 12 Noon – 2.00pm – City of Edinburgh Council, Courtyard, Waverley Court, Market Street, Edinburgh
  • Friday 9th October
    • 10.00am –4pm The Gyle Shopping Centre, Edinburgh


For general advice and information on alcohol issues contact ELCA, (Edinburgh & Lothian Council on Alcohol) on 0131 337 8188 or access their “drop in service” at 6, Clifton Terrace Edinburgh. No appointment necessary at the “drop in service” which operates:

Mondays 2pm – 4.30pm (women only)
Wednesdays 3pm – 6pm
Saturday mornings 10am – 1pm