Scotland has become the first country in the world to introduce a minimum price for alcohol after the UK's highest court ruled that the controversial plan did not break EU guidelines.

The Scotch Whisky Association took its case to the Supreme Court, the final stage in the legal process to block the Scottish Government’s plan to impose a 50p per unit minimum price.

The Court rejected the appeal and said the Scottish Government plan was appropriate and within EU law.

We asked our readers what they thought of the decision.

Nan Brown, 68, from Motherwell but now lives in California, said: "It is a good decision because it might stop kids drinking as much. I think it will also stop the people who can't control themselves from buying as much alcohol. I am all for it."

Laura McCaulay, 24, from Balornock, said: "It is positive for people who can't handle their drink. It won't stop me from drinking but I only drink alcohol on nights out."

Karen Donald, 31, from Paisley, said: "I think it will be good to stop underage drinking. For people who have nights out, it might cost them more which is a bit unfair. It will, however, help people who have a drink problem and buy everyday - as they might not be able to afford it."

Euan McGeehan, 20, from Newton Mearns, said: "It is positive as it stops young kids drinking alcohol like Frosty Jacks. It is more difficult for them to get a hold of £11 compared to £3. It won't effect me going on a night out as you are going to spend money anyway on alcohol."

Lee Pecitti, 19, from Newton Mearns, said: "It will stop underage drinking. When I go to drink I know how much money I have to spend and I think it won't stop us from drinking, it will just cost more."

Baron Atan, 49, from Glasgow's city centre, said: "It is ridiculous and too expensive. The Government are looking for another excuse to make money off tax. This is a cold country, people need to socialise and Christmas is coming. People save money by going to supermarkets to get alcohol and have nights in and now it is not affordable."