MESAS publications

The following MESAS publications have been completed both in-house, by the MESAS Project Team, and externally, by commissioned researchers.

If you have difficulty accessing or locating the publication you are looking for please contact nhs.HealthScotland-MESAS@nhs.net for further assistance.

Annual reports

Monitoring and Evaluating Scotland's Alcohol Strategy Final Annual Report and supporting infographics - March 2016

Monitoring and Evaluating Scotland's Alcohol Strategy Fourth Annual Report - December 2014

Monitoring and Evaluating Scotland's Alcohol Strategy Third Annual Report - December 2013

Monitoring and Evaluating Scotland's Alcohol Strategy Second Annual Report - December 2012

Monitoring and Evaluating Scotland's Alcohol Strategy. Setting the Scene: Theory of Change and Baseline Picture - March 2011

Study publications

2016

The alcohol sales and price band analysis has been updated with the latest data for 2015.

2015

A report which updates previously published alcohol sales and price band analyses with 2014 data - August 2015 

Another report, which provides an updated assessment of the validity and reliability of alcohol retail sales data for the purpose of Monitoring and Evaluating Scotland’s Alcohol Strategy - August 2015

2014

The price distribution of wine from different countries of origin sold in Scotland's off-trade: an update using 2013 data - December 2014

Assessing the availability of and need for specialist alcohol treatment services in Scotland - November 2014

Attitudes towards alcohol in Scotland: results from the 2013 Scottish Social Attitudes Survey - June 2014

Process evaluation of Alcohol Brief Interventions in wider settings (Young People and Social Work) - March 2014

2013

A comparison of alcohol sales and alcohol-related mortality in Scotland and Northern England - December 2013

An update of alcohol sales and price band data - August 2013

A briefing paper which presents the price distribution of wine from different countries sold in Scotland’s off-trade - August 2013

An evaluation of the implementation of, and compliance with, the objectives of the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 - June 2013

The impact of the Alcohol Act on off-trade alcohol sales in Scotland - May 2013

2012

An evaluation of the implementation of, and compliance with, the objectives of the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005: Second Interim Report Summary - November 2012

An update of alcohol sales and price band analyses - August 2012

Sub-Study of Test Purchasing and Other Measures to Enforce Underage Alcohol Sales Regulation - July 2012

Preliminary descriptive analysis of the impact of the quantity discount ban on off-trade alcohol sales in Scotland - June 2012

A review of the validity and reliability of alcohol retail sales data for the purpose of Monitoring and Evaluating Scotland's Alcohol Strategy -May 2012

Briefing paper on evaluation plans for minimum unit pricing - Febuary 2012

2011

Evaluation to assess the implementation of NHS delivered Alcohol Brief Interventions - September 2012

An update of alcohol sales and price band analyses - August 2011

Summary proposal - July 2011 

An evaluation of the implementation of the objectives of the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005: First interim report summary - June 2011

A descriptive analysis of price band data for alcohol sold through the off-trade. England and Wales 2009 - March 2011

2010

Scoping study of the economic impact on the alcohol industry of pricing and non-price policies to regulate the affordability and availability of alcohol in Scotland - December 2010

A descriptive analysis of price band data for alcohol sold through the off-trade, Scotland 2009 - 2010

Analysis of alcohol sales data, 2005-2009 - July 2010

2009

MESAS Briefing Paper - December 2009

2008

Reducing alcohol related harm in Scotland: The evidence base and a logic model for action - May 2008

Journal publications

Robinson M, Shipton D, Walsh D, et al. Regional alcohol consumption and alcohol-related mortality in Great Britain: novel insights using retail sales data. BMC Public Health 2015, 15:1  

Beeston C, Craig N, Graham L, et al. Public health science and minimum unit pricing for alcohol: learning from ScotlandThe Lancet 2012; 380:S19

Robinson M, Thorpe R, Beeston C, et al. A review of the validity and reliability of alcohol retail sales data for monitoring population levels of alcohol consumption: a Scottish perspective.  Alcohol and Alcoholism 2012

Robinson M, Geue C, Lewsey J, et al. Evaluating the impact of the alcohol act on off-trade alcohol sales: a natural experiment in ScotlandAddiction 2014; 109 (12): 2035 - 2043

Robinson M, McCartney G, and Beeston C. What is convincing evidence on alcohol pricing? BMJ 2013;347:f5102

Study proposals and briefs

Summary proposal for the scoping study of the economic impact on the alcohol industry of pricing and non-price policies - June 2010 

Summary proposal for the evaluation study to assess the implementation of NHS-delivered Alcohol Brief Interventions in Scotland - April 2010

Research brief for the evaluation study to assess the implementation of NHS-delivered Alcohol Brief Interventions in Scotland - March 2010

Research brief for the scoping study of the economic impact on the alcohol industry of pricing and non-price policies study - February 2010

Summary proposal and research brief for the evaluation of the implementation of the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005

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