CAMPAIGNERS have called on the Scottish Government to tighten the rules on how drink can be sold following the launch of the first city-wide alcoholic drink home delivery service. launches today in Edinburgh offering beers, wines and spirits delivered to customers’ doors within one hour.

The service, which requires age identification and a credit card to access, is offering craft beers and high-end spirits.

It has been successfully operating in a limited area in the capital until now.

However, Alison Douglas, chief executive of Alcohol Focus Scotland, called for the service should be closely monitored.

She said: “There is no shortage of places to buy alcohol in Edinburgh and online alcohol sales are making it even easier for people to drink at home.” In the next phase of its alcohol strategy, the Scottish Government must set out plans to make alcohol less readily available, and this should include online sales.

“The more alcohol is available, the more health and social problems we experience.”