Glasgow has had its says after the Glasgow Times revealed takeaway pints were to be made illegal from Monday. 

We revealed that the sale of alcohol directly to the public for consumption off the premises will be considered "inconsistent" with the licensing objectives of preventing crime and disorder. 

An email head of licensing Mairi Millar, refers to reports of public urination and other acts of crime and disorder that have been reported in recent weeks. 

Our readers, many of whom were divided by the announcement, had their say. 

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One reader, Colin McEwan, wrote: "Good news for those of us who don't enjoy playing pavement pizza hopscotch on the banks of the River Urine."

But another reader John Arthur Robertson hit back at the decision. He wrote: "As usual the majority who drink responsibly are penalised for the ones who can’t.

"Maybe the focus should be on fining the ones who are [urinating] in public with the existing powers that are already in place for such things rather than changing the law to pick on the easy targets by attacking the small businesses trying the generate some much-needed income to keep them afloat during these tough times."

One Glasgow Times reader called it "ludicrous", adding that "a few pints isn’t going to lead to a mass brawl or mass cases of antisocial behaviour". 

The takeaway pint trend started during the first phase of lockdown with many pubs and bars across the city taking to selling alcohol directly in takeaway cups. 

However, from Monday the practice will no longer be allowed. 

The announcement came as outdoor pubs and beer gardens received the green light to open their doors on Monday. 

Betty Doyle approached it with a cool head and said: "Don't know what fuss is about, if you read it the ban starts when beer gardens open."

John Bones wrote: "Drinking alcohol in public is illegal in Glasgow. Takeaway drinks are meant to be taken away home to drink.

"Obviously, people have not been doing that and have been drinking them in the streets and then [urinating] in the streets. The people doing that have closed the takeaway pubs down."

Some thought it was too little, too late, as John Conelly wrote: "Closing the door after the horse has bolted."

John Galt added that it is not just takeaway pints that have troubled the city in recent days, he added: "Can't blame them. The state of the people and the parks says it all. However, we need radical action on the pizza shops etc around parks."