Wayne Gault from the Aberdeenshire Alcohol and Drug Partnership describes work on the Aberdeenshire community planning priority of changing the locality’s relationship with alcohol.

Author: Wayne Gault

Date: 9 April 2018

Changing Aberdeenshire’s relationship with alcohol is a priority for Aberdeenshire Community Planning Partnership. This blog post by Wayne Gault, lead officer with the Aberdeenshire Alcohol and Drug Partnership looks at how the Partnership approached the priority and what they learned from the experience.

He guides us through what he and the partnership learned from the experience and what worked and didn’t work with partner members.

His key points are that enthusiasm can get in the way of developing the positive relationships needed for change, and that patience and balancing the needs of others is a necessity. A common factor others have found is the importance of seeing licensing as a political, rather than scientific process.

The Aberdeenshire Alcohol and Drug Partnership’s work to tackle this LOIP priority is one of the case studies in the collaborative research report Inquiring into Multi-layered, Preventative Partnership.

Read the post on the What Works Scotland blog.