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How Scotland’s licensing boards may look to Australia

When pubs and clubs that previously opened until after midnight are made to close or stop serving alcohol earlier, the number of assaults and injuries falls. That is the message from several Australian cities. In Newcastle, it was found that the early closures also led to an increase in the number of licensed premises and the diversification of business in the area. What does this mean for Scotland, where 50 per cent of violent crime is alcohol-related?

Read the full article on The Herald here.