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Alcohol Minimum Unit Pricing

From 1 May 2018 alcohol can only be sold at or above 50 pence per unit.

The minimum unit price for alcohol applies to both:

  • Premises that sell alcohol for consumption off the premises and
  • Premises that sell alcohol for consumption on the premises

The Scottish Government have created a website which provides guidance and information on minimum unit pricing such as frequently asked questions, example calculations and general guidance on how to make your business MUP ready. For further information and guidance please visit Minimum Unit Pricing for Alcohol (opens new window)

    Any alcohol sold under an occasional licence will also be subject to the alcohol minimum unit price.

    All premises and occasional licences will be subject to a mandatory condition from the above date. A copy of the updated conditions can be found in the downloads section of this page.

    If you require any further information on minimum unit pricing, you can contact the LSO for the West Lothian area by email (opens new window), or for further information and guidance please visit the LSO webpage Licensing Standards Officer (LSO).