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Challenge 25 - comsumption of alcohol

July 19, 2015 at 1:28 AM

In Scotland, it is an offence to sell alcohol to anyone under the age of 18 unless the landlord (in a pub, hotel club, off-licence, etc) can prove they did their best to check that the person was 18 or over.

It is also an offence to buy, or try to buy, alcohol if you are under 18 or to buy, or try to buy, alcohol for someone under 18.

Licensed premises (pub, off-licence, hotels, ect) must observe a "Challenge 25" policy as a condition of their licence. This means that if a customer looks under 25 they may be asked for a proof of ID to prove they are 18 or over to buy alcohol. Failure to do this can lead to to the bar losing its licence.

There are 3 forms of identification that licensees and their staff can accept as proof of age:

1) valid passport

2) valid European photocard driving licence

3) accredited proof of age card



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