We would like to acknowledge the assistance we received from staff at Alcohol Focus Scotland - Laura McFadzen for help in arranging our focus groups with service users, and John Dunn for assisting with note-taking during the focus groups.
We would like to thank the two services that allowed us to come and speak with their service users, and the service users who came along to give us their views. We are also grateful to all the professionals from around Scotland (from the police, health service, ambulance service, social work and voluntary sector) who agreed to speak to us about the problem of drunk and incapable people in their areas.
Finally, we are very grateful to Iain MacAllister, the Scottish Government research project manager, for his assistance in facilitating our access to secondary data, and for his advice and support throughout the project. We are also appreciative of the advice, input and assistance given to us by our Research Advisory Group, and those who attended occasional meetings in place of Advisory Group members. The members of the Research Advisory Group were:
- Fiona Campbell, Alcohol Policy Team, Scottish Government
- Alison Douglas, Head of Alcohol Policy, Scottish Government
- Tony Beveridge, Lothian and Borders Police
- Alastair Ireland, Consultant in Accident and Emergency, Glasgow Royal Infirmary
- Calum Kerr, Scottish Ambulance Service
- Jack Law, Director, Alcohol Focus Scotland
- Stevie Lydon, AAT & DAAT Strategy Coordinator, Greater Glasgow and Clyde
- Tom McMahon, Head of Public Protection Unit, Police Division, Scottish Government
- Gordon Samson, Central Scotland Police ( ACPOS representative)
- Ian Williamson, Scottish Ambulance Service Performance Manager, Scottish Government