The Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) of alcohol came into effect on 1 May 2018. This is a Scottish Government policy targeted at low cost high strength alcohol. The current minimum price, set by the Scottish Government, is 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.
For more information, please download the document below:
You can also visit the Minimum Unit Pricing for Alcohol pages on the Scottish Government website.
The MUP is a mandatory condition of the alcohol licence and failure to comply may lead to a Compliance Notice being issued by the Licensing Standards Officer (LSO). A continuous breach may result in the LSO requesting a review hearing with the Licensing Board.
The LSOs have visited off-sale premises in Aberdeen to ensure they are fully compliant with the MUP mandatory condition. You can download details of the outcomes of these visits below:
The information listed includes the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD) area code in order to identify the locality.
These outcomes will be updated and published periodically to keep the licensed trade up to date.