So no drinks for below-21s this bold step was taken by one of the small towns in Scotland to curb the under-age drinking menace. It was evident that alcohol was easily available for these under-age drinkers easily deteriorating their life and pushing them towards antisocial behaviours. Taking an initiative to put a stop to this growing problem in the society this six-week pilot scheme came to force.
This new pilot project in the small town of Armadale, West Lothian is said to act from 5pm to 10pm on Friday and Saturday nights. This pilot scheme was developed by East Lothian and Border Police. It was known that the new scheme was also flayed by a section of grocery and alcohol campaigners.
Meanwhile the positive aspect is that in West Lothian council the alcohol shop which sells alcohol has agreed to ask customers their age proof who appears to be under-age. Constable Phillip McIntosh of the Safer Neighbourhoods team said, “Youth disorder is often linked to alcohol, and Armadale is no different to any other town in Scotland”. He added the target is not only to curb and stop the under-age access to alcohol, but also to aware those who supply alcohol to these youngsters.
The President of the Scottish Grocers Fondation, Colin Landsburgh said we should make the use of a national proof-of-age card by all people who want to buy alcohol with an age restriction. He further said we should try and intensify this initiative and also in a big manner across Scotland. He also appreciated the role of the police who made this whole project more active. It was also thought to include the clubs and pubs in the parameters of this under-age drinking regulation, so that no under-age child gets alcohol.
Pregnant women who are use to take alcohol; will now have to restrict the amount of these hard drinks they use to consume. The health watchdogs have advised these expecting moms to avoid alcohol and should not have more than two units twice a week. Even the health department supports these guidelines for pregnant women, and advice them to cut in their drinking habits.
It is feared that over consumption of alcohol during pregnancy can harm the unborn baby and also could lead to other complications. Women who do choose to drink after the first trimester should not go for more than two units of alcohol once or twice a week.
These future moms should have a control in their drinking habits, so that it will be safe for them and also for the new born. Binge drinking during pregnancy can cause permanent damage to the cells of a developing baby. Alcohol reaches to the baby through your bloodstream and across the placenta. This can cause serious complications while pregnancy and can lead to miscarriage and premature birth.
If we look to the scientific term which is used for over drinking disorder during pregnancy is fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD). This can cause a range of disorders to the baby in due course. So if you are an expectant then do check out for the amount of alcohol you consume for the sake of your newborn.
The people of Britain are having a buzzing dinner these days as they are enjoying their evening meals together with children. This new trend has soon become a priority for almost all the parents in UK. Apart from the busy professional life and long working hours, these working parents are adjusting with their busy schedules and finding out time to be at the dinning table with their kids. If we look at the figures revealed out after a survey, we can find that over 82 per cent of parents are having their dinner together with their family on most of the days.
This new reports showcases how the trend is changing, earlier it was really a tough ask for the family to assemble together at the dinner table daily. All family members were so busy with their individual routines that they hardly make it together at the dinning table. But now things are changing and working parents are sacrificing their professional life, by cutting short their working hours and enjoying their evening meal with children and having a balance between both personal and professional life.
Meanwhile it was found that in order to have the dinner together families have extended their dinner time, so that all members can make out at the dinning table. People are also trying out cooking during weekends and having a great meal with family. It seems people have got many ways to spend some quality time together with family these days.
The hot place which is attracting a lot of dwellers with its salient features and charm is the coastal town of Irvine in Ayrshire. This smart town is experiencing a huge property boom which is soaring faster than any where else in Scotland. The prices of properties have doubled in the last five years here, with more and more new buyers desperately buying their dream home here.
Looking at the land cost in the region for the past few years, we can make out that there has been a tremendous growth in Irvine property market. This beautiful place with its rich topography and easy connectivity with other adjoining places has attracted a lot of buyers over years. And now its among one of the top priorities of all property owners who are willing to buy a house. With easy connectivity to Glasgow, Kilmarnock and many other regions in the central belt, Irvine is an ideal place to bank on.
The trend of jump in the prices of properties in Scotland is not only restricted to Irvine, many other key areas are also in the race with steady a surge in the property costs. Along with Irvine, the other place which has attracted property buyers is Aberdeen which has witnessed a surge of 134 per cent in last five years. Kilmarnock also made its mark with a 120 per cent rise in house prices.
Among all these key places which are attracting many new property seekers with its varied attractions and feature, Edinburgh is still the most expensive of them all. Edinburgh shares the chart of top five places for property buyers with Dalkeith, Musselburgh and Inverurie.
So with so much happening in the property market, Scotland is becoming a prime destination for settlers and professionals finding their dream home here.
If you are a dog owner then think twice before freeing rein of your dog while taking them on a walk. In one of such interesting case a woman claimed £160,000 damages as she injured her knee when she was knocked over by a black labrador. The judge sentenced the dog owner to pay her the compensation amount. Ruling the claim of the women the dog owner said the woman was just victim of an accident.
This case has added another number to the innumerable compensation cases which has now taken shape of a growing culture in Scotland. Daily several such incidents occur regularly in Scotland. In the case of Caroline Spencer a taxi passenger who went to court to get compensation after she suffered a whiplash in a low speed accident. Many such cases are registered daily in the law records.
These figures are raising a severe concern of how immature are people behaving and has highlighted a serious problem creeping in our society. But as every coin has two sides, in the same way few people are also cashing in with such bogus claims and skipping away with compensation.