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Drinking clampdown to cut antisocial behaviour

posted 21 Oct 2010, 07:10 by David Rintoul   [ updated 21 Oct 2010, 07:28 ]

A ban on drinking in one of the city's largest public squares has come into force in an attempt to reduce the growing number of antisocial incidents.

New laws now forbid drinking alcohol in Bristo Square after the council and police joined forces with Edinburgh University to tackle problems at the site.

The ban comes into force at the same time as similar measures to prohibit drinking at nearby Nicolson Square, which locals say has been blighted by street drinkers in recent years.

Signs went on display yesterday informing the public that drinking alcohol in the area is now banned.