[Elish Angiolini, the Lord Advocate] who is stepping down from her post in May after five years, said: “From my own very narrow perspective, in terms of crime, there is a real apocalypse if we don't actually get to grips with the acceleration of the consumption of alcohol."Oh well. It's probably for the best, eh?
Meanwhile, an academic study by the University of Edinburgh has found that drink and drug use by young Scots has fallen in the past decade.Perhaps now the Scottish judiciary may employ someone who is able to exhibit better powers of judgement. It does kinda go with the territory, doesn't it?
Researchers found the rate of smoking among 15-year-olds had fallen from 16 per cent to 11 per cent since 2002. The number drinking alcohol at least once a week fell by over a third, and cannabis use halved.