Scottish outrage at 'nanny state' plan to ban pint glass in Highlands pubs
Plans to ban the pint glass from pubs throughout the Highlands of Scotland have sparked outrage.The traditional vessel is already outlawed in nightclubs in the Highlands, which are forced to serve all drinks – including champagne, cocktails and the finest malt whiskies – in plastic containers after 9pm because of police fears over potential injury.
Now anyone enjoying a leisurely drink by the roaring fireside of even the remotest rural location could have to drink out of plastic because of the ruling.
As the plans to extend the scheme were revealed, landlords labelled them "nanny-state" interference, and accused licensing board chiefs of treating their customers like children.
The Highland Licensing Board is inviting the public to give their opinions on its policies, including the plastic glass scheme.