Don’t Drink ? Under 18? Fancy A Night Off from the Pub? Why not try Aberdeen’s many cool late night cafe hang outs

A listing of late night cafes/venues that provide a night off from the pub.

These venues are unlicensed and open after 8 pm at night during the week on specific days.


Mentor Scotland and SCPHRP are excited to announce that applications are now open for the third year of the Young STAND Awards!

Young STAND is an innovative awards scheme aimed at rewarding projects in Scotland that help prevent children and young people from misusing alcohol and other drugs. We believe that these projects deserve recognition for their hard work and support to continue making a difference to young people’s lives across the country.

Awards will be made in two categories: projects in schools and projects in the community. We are looking for projects that have young people at the heart of their development and/or delivery, through contributing ideas, developing materials or delivering the project to peers.

Successful applicants will be invited to show a video presentation of their project at an awards ceremony at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, on 8th June. The two winners will receive a cash prize of £1000 to develop their project, as well as mentoring and evaluation support.

Want to learn more?

You can read all about the Young STAND Awards, the application process, and find out about prizes here:

You can also sign up to the STAND mailing list to receive updates – including being the first to know when audience tickets become available here:

Please forward this information to any relevant projects and spread the word!

The Methadone Memoirs

The Scottish Recovery Consortium is now running a new project to learn more about the reality of methadone use and recovery in Scotland. The Methadone Memoirs is gathering lived experience of methadone prescription, treatment and use in Scotland for the first time. All experiences are worth hearing we think. Are you a person in recovery who has experience of using methadone? A friend or family member who has supported someone while they use methadone? A pharmacist? A treatment provider? We would like to hear from you!
How do I take part in The Methadone Memoirs? You can take part in an online interview through this website.
To do that now, click here Or, you can email them us directly using this email address
You can contact us through our Twitter profile too @methadonememoir

Aberdeen nightclub to host third booze-free night

An Aberdeen nightclub is aiming to prove you don’t need alcohol to have a fun night out. The Garage will host Dry Aberdeen III this spring – the third alcohol-free evening the venue has hosted since the initiative’s launch last February. The scheme was created by manager Chris Conway, alongside several Aberdeen organisations, including the city’s college and two universities. Chris said: “People who abstain from alcohol often find clubs an uncomfortable place to go so I wanted to offer an alternative. We offer free pizzas, a create your own mocktails menu and live entertainment which has included a DJ, traditional Scottish dancing and a band.”

Fortnightly E-Updates!

The Aberdeen City Alcohol and Drugs Partnership (ADP) produce fortnightly ADP E-Updates which you can receive direct to your inbox.

If you want to sign up to receive these updates please contact