The rate of death from alcohol in Scotland is the highest in the UK, new figures show.

A study released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed 21.5 deaths per 100,000 of the population were caused by alcohol in 2020.

The figure was an increase from 18.6 the year before.

Scotland’s rate is well above that of the whole of the UK, which sits at 14 per 100,000, according to the release.

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