Welcome to Community Alcohol Partnerships

Orkney launch

Our newest CAP was launched in November at the Pickaquoy Centre, Orkney, where co-ordinator Bob McKenzie was joined by CAP Director Kate Winstanley and partners including Orkney Licensing Forum, local counselling service OACAS, Police Scotland, Scottish Ambulance Service, Fire Scotland, Orkney College, retailers, community organisations and local schools. They will be working together to improve the lives of local young people and the community.

Liam McArthur MSP, who is patron of OACAS and a member of the Scottish Governments Criminal Justice Committee, sent a message of support: “I am delighted to support the launch of the Orkney CAP and the good work that it will be doing.  Like communities across the country, Orkney faces real challenges in addressing problems arising out of the misuse of alcohol, notably by young people.  A collaborative approach, involving a range of different partners, seems to me to be the best and perhaps only way of meeting those challenges and making progress.”

News and Blogs

Our local CAP has seen significant results: there’s been a 17% reduction in alcohol related anti-social behaviour in just two years. But it’s about more than statistics. One aspect of the CAP has had much higher aims – to change the way young people talk about and view alcohol. That’s a significant challenge given that many of our young people use alcohol as a way of creating a social identity for themselves.

Tommy Sheppard
MP for East Edinburgh

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