Scottish retailers have invited MSPs into their stores to see for themselves the efforts they are making to promote responsible drinking.

A series of store visits took place during Alcohol Awareness Week earlier this month, during which representatives observed first hand retailers' progress in getting consumers to think about how many units of alcohol they drink, and how this relates to sensible drinking guidelines.

Store owners explained how measures they take in their stores, including Challenge 25 and staff training, help to drive up standards.

John Drummond, chief executive of the Scottish Grocers Federation (SGF), said: "This is the second year that SGF members have invited MSPs into their stores to jointly engage with customers within their local communities and encourage them to think about their drinking habits.

"We were delighted at the interest we received from MSPs. Store visits took place across the whole of Scotland, from Orkney to Gretna."