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Legal Drinking Age in Scotland?

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Legal Drinking Age in Scotland?

Hi there.

I am curious about the laws on what age one needs to be to legally purchase and consume alcohol in Scotland. I am 19-years-old, which is the drinking age in Canada, my home country.

What is the legal drinking age in Scotland and is the legal age changing? Or is just Minimum Pricing being considered? Am I legal to drink alcohol in Scotland?

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11. Re: Legal Drinking Age in Scotland?

Here's the low down ...

scotland.gov.uk/Publications/…12

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12. Re: Legal Drinking Age in Scotland?

Just watch it though, some pubs operate a 'over x age' only policy, I know that Bar B's or something similar that might operate up there is over 25 only.. Also I don't know what international id they'd take, most places say they'd want something recognized by the pass photo id scheme which includes I think Citizen Card and one other where mine came from, and I can't remember or know it's around.

If you intend on coming over frequently it might be worth looking on the citizen card website and requesting a card. It's just a thought but it might prove very helpful as it has to me.

Edited: 9:50 am, October 07, 2012
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13. Re: Legal Drinking Age in Scotland?

you did ask this question once before, matt, and why does your profile give your location as UK when you clearly state here that you are in Canada??

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14. Re: Legal Drinking Age in Scotland?

Wetherspoon pubs have a "Challenge 25" policy. This means that if you look under 25 they will ask for ID and as long as you can prove 18+, you will be served.

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