Welcome to Community Alcohol Partnerships

Orkney launch

Our newest CAP was launched in November at the Pickaquoy Centre, Orkney, where co-ordinator Bob McKenzie was joined by CAP Director Kate Winstanley and partners including Orkney Licensing Forum, local counselling service OACAS, Police Scotland, Scottish Ambulance Service, Fire Scotland, Orkney College, retailers, community organisations and local schools. They will be working together to improve the lives of local young people and the community.

Liam McArthur MSP, who is patron of OACAS and a member of the Scottish Governments Criminal Justice Committee, sent a message of support: “I am delighted to support the launch of the Orkney CAP and the good work that it will be doing.  Like communities across the country, Orkney faces real challenges in addressing problems arising out of the misuse of alcohol, notably by young people.  A collaborative approach, involving a range of different partners, seems to me to be the best and perhaps only way of meeting those challenges and making progress.”

Press Releases

Period Reports

You can read the Community Alcohol Partnership period reports here:

Period Report July 2017

Period Report May 2017

Period Report March 2017

I welcome the reduction in alcohol related youth anti-social behaviour. The CAP model has promoted effective and innovative partnership work between enforcement agencies, businesses and local community groups and has clearly played an important part in this. I would encourage every area with evidence of alcohol related youth crime to give serious consideration to setting up a CAP to reduce crime and build safer neighbourhoods.

Mike Penning
Minister of State for Policing, Criminal Justice and Policing