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Scotland drink driving limit.

A reminder to those planning a road trip to Scotland this year, as I will be in a few weeks.
The drink driving limit in Scotland is lower than the rest of the U.K.
Scotland 22 micrograms in a breath sample, England, Wales and Northern Ireland 35 micrograms.

The lower limit is likely to be exceeded by a single pint of beer.
So if you like having a pint with your lunch, or a drive out to a country pub, Scotland really isn't the place to do it.

The lower limit also means you're much more likely to be in excess the following day.
If you're planning on driving the next day, I'd advise extreme caution.

https://www.gov.uk/drink-drive-limit

If you are travelling to Scotland, parking the Landrover up for a week and enjoying a drink at the campsite, buy your tipple before the border. Promotional multi buy offers are banned in Scotland, so a nice craft beer in bottle will cost you full price for every single one. No three for £5.00 offers once you're past Carlisle or Berwick!

Enjoy the scenery! Thumbs Up

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Didn't actually know either of those things - thanks for the heads up Thumbs Up

To be fair, I don't mix drinking (alcohol) and driving in any form, but still worth knowing for the morning after as you say. Thumbs Up

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Cancelled my trip to Scotland. Thanks for the heads up Bow down 2015 Defender 90" Landmark Montalcino
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Then there's the time we tried to buy a bottle of single malt whisky in supermarket at 11.30 am on our way home. Embarassed
Made to feel like criminals, the bottle was taken off the check out conveyor with a scowl "you can't buy that before 12.00".
So we loaded the groceries, waited outside, then bang on 12.00 bought the same bottle from the same cashier! Laughing

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In Aussie, we have a .05 legal limit, which means for most people one could have two standard drinks in the first hour, then one every hour thereafter,....I wouldn't wanna test it though.
Seems a lot of people get caught, "the morning after".
Pickles.

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I have no particular problem with any of Scotland's new alcohol laws - driving limit; minimum pricing; multibuys. The first is an attempt to make the roads safer and brings us in line with many other countries. For the rest, while I'm not really sure that Scotland's 'drink problem' is really any worse than the rest of the UK, at least we're trying to do something about it. None of these things has particularly affected me, so maybe my opinions would be different if they had.


DSC-off wrote:
Then there's the time we tried to buy a bottle of single malt whisky in supermarket at 11.30 am on our way home. Embarassed
Made to feel like criminals, the bottle was taken off the check out conveyor with a scowl "you can't buy that before 12.00".
So we loaded the groceries, waited outside, then bang on 12.00 bought the same bottle from the same cashier! Laughing


^^^^ this though! Because I don't have a 'jakey' mindset, I've been caught out a few times. You've packed up for a weekend away in the wild northwest, just need an early start to get shopping in Tescos in the morning, and ...... the drink aisle is closed off. Or the Pipe Band bus is heading north, and you need a slab of Tennants for the journey.... and the drink aisle is closed off. That's a pretty desparate sight - someone in full kilt rig loitering by the barrier, checking his watch because the bus leaves in 5...

It's 10am 6 days a week, why it's 12noon on a Sunday is beyond me. It must be a Presbyterian 'hangover' - and they're the worst kind! Donald

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