A timely Parliamentary Exhibition for Drinkaware
There’s no such thing as a quiet week before recess, and last week was certainly no exception – particularly for those working in the public health community and alcohol health policy!
The week kicked off with a bumper evidence session on Minimum Unit Pricing at the Health, Social Care and Sport Committee, and a Ministerial Statement confirming the anticipated changes to the Scottish Government’s flagship policy which will increase the MUP from 50p per unit to 65p per unit. And, of course, punctuating the week was the Scottish Cabinet reshuffle which was prompted by the (unrelated) resignations of the former Minister for Drugs and Alcohol Policy, Elena Whitham, and Cabinet Secretary for NHS Recovery, Health and Social Care, Michael Matheson.
Our clients Drinkaware were in the Scottish Parliament to witness the action first-hand at their parliamentary exhibition.
At Message Matters, we’ve assisted a large number of clients with planning and delivery of exhibition events and we were delighted to be with Drinkaware this week as they hosted nearly 50 MSPs, ministers and cabinet secretaries at the stand to discuss the findings of Drinkaware’s most recent Monitor Report on the nation’s drinking.
Parliamentary exhibitions are a fantastic way to meet with big numbers of MSPs, and Drinkaware’s ‘true or false’ game was an interactive means of engaging visitors on the main figures and recommendations from the annual Monitor report.
We’ve got a few more parliamentary exhibitions lined up for clients in the coming months, so watch this space!