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The Sale of Alcohol to Children and Young Persons (Scotland) Regulations 2007

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Sections 102 and 108 of the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 create criminal offences in connection with the sale of alcohol to a person under 18 and the delivery of alcohol by or to such a person. Those sections provide a defence if the person charged with the offence has taken reasonable steps to establish the age of the person involved by looking at a passport or driving licence or another document prescribed for the purposes of those sections. Regulation 2 of these Regulations prescribes for those purposes a photographic identity card of a type approved by the British Retail Consortium for the purposes of its Proof of Age Standards Scheme. Further information about that Scheme may be obtained from the British Retail Consortium, 21 Dartmouth Street, London, SW1H 9BP (tel: 020 7854 8900) or on the Consortium’s website at www.brc.org.uk.

Regulation 3 of, and the Schedule to, these Regulations prescribe the size and form of the notice to be displayed on licensed premises so as to provide statements as to offences in connection with the purchase of alcohol by, or the sale of alcohol to, a person under 18.

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