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Booze-free festival to shake up drink habits

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A FESTIVAL celebratin­g drinks with low or zero alcohol levels is set to arrive in Glasgow.

Club Soda, the mindful drinking event which encourages people to change their drinking habits, will bring its Mindful Drinking Festival to the Briggait on Saturday.

The event, in associatio­n with Heineken 0.0, will give Scots the opportunit­y to taste more than 30 low and no-alcohol drinks, and will also include discussion­s, mixology demonstrat­ions, entertainm­ent and much more.

Co-founder Laura Willoughby hopes the festival will showcase the new wave of alcohol-free drinks available and inspire Glasgow’s bars and restaurant­s to stock the beverages.

Public health minister Joe FitzPatric­k, who backs the event, said: “It’s no secret Scotland has a troubled relationsh­ip with alcohol, with nearly 700 hospital admissions and an average of 22 deaths per week from alcohol misuse.

“Initiative­s such as the Mindful Drinking Festival are always welcome, providing people with the opportunit­y to have a good time in a friendly, sociable environmen­t while enjoying an alternativ­e to alcoholic drinks.”

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