That they are, we know. It’s the where that has to be worked out.
Probably best to wait for Chris Snowdon on this:
Alcohol sales in Scotland’s supermarkets and off-licences have fallen following the introduction of a minimum pricing policy.
In the 12 months after the implementation of minimum unit pricing (MUP) the volume of pure alcohol sold in shops fell by 3.6 per cent, from 7.4 to 7.1 litres per adult.
That they’re not telling us that total consumption has fallen means – near certainly – that it hasn’t. They’re also not including cross border sales. But we’ll let The Man Who Knows tell us about this, yes?