News — 2015

Latest news and updates from Scottish Families

Scottish Families always have news to share. Every day we deliver our services, attend events, work on campaigns, and speak with family members. Here is all the latest news from our team and our work. Find out more news on our Facebook page.

Minimum Unit Pricing Decision

The European Court of Justice today ruled that minimum unit pricing can be used provided it is more effective than taxation. Commenting today on the ruling by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) on minimum unit pricing Scottish Families CEO Christine Duncan said: “Scottish Families welcomes the decision today of the ECJ in relation to […]

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Scottish Families Christmas Appeal 2015

Can you feel it in the air? Christmas is here and the spirit of joy and giving surround us.  We are counting down to Christmas crackers filled with unknown surprises, mouth-watering turkey with trimmings and mince pies generously topped with clotted cream.  As the Christmas spirit sweeps you into the festive season we ask you […]

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Giving Tuesday – 01 December 2015

#GivingTuesday (1st December in 2015) is a global day of giving. After the sales of Black Friday and the online shopping boom on Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday is an opportunity to come together to show the world why it’s good to give. Whether it’s making a donation, volunteering your time or just spreading the word at […]

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Alcohol Awareness Week

Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol & Drugs will mark this year’s alcohol  awareness week by featuring an alcohol briefing each day to help explore the impact of alcohol on health and society.  We will set out the facts from most recent evidence base, highlight key concerns for individual health and society and highlight how you […]

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Scottish Families & Edinburgh University Research – Executive Summary

On 12th November 2015 we hosted an event in the Scottish Parliament, sponsored by John Mason MSP, to present the findings and recommendations of a recently commissioned research study in collaboration with University of Edinburgh: Exploring the impact and harms on families of those experiencing substance misuse: anxiety, depression and mental wellbeing. The Executive summary […]

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Scottish Families & Edinburgh University Research Launch Event – 12 November 2015

On 12th November 2015 Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs (Scottish Families) will host an event in the Scottish Parliament, sponsored by John Mason MSP, to present the findings and recommendations of a recently commissioned research study in collaboration with University of Edinburgh:  Exploring the impact and harms on families of those experiencing substance […]

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