Nicola Sturgeon, the Scottish Health Minister and the country's Deputy First Minister has announced she is considering imposing
US-style puritanical alcohol laws.
According to reports in the Scottish Herald, local authorities are to be given the power to restrict sales of alcohol to those over the age of 21 in areas where underage drinking has supposedly proved to be a problem.
The proposed ban on under 21s buying booze follows a previous attempt by former Minister Cathy Jamieson who attempted to introduce a ban on off-licences sales to young adults.
While Jamieson's plans were widely ridiculed, Sturgeon's plan may not prove to easy to stop - largely as a result of the outright majority her party has in the Scottish Parliament.