Have a look at the latest video from the Drinkers Alliance. It certainly sums up my feeling on the subject. Rather than punish everyone for the anti-social behaviour of the few, wouldn't it be better to make laws which punish those who do offend? Oh, I forgot, we already have such laws.
Lock up drunks instead of taking them to A & E. If there aren't enough cells then sort that out. Fine them heavily - so it really hurts - and if they are on benefits then deduct the fine from their benefits.
Until we tackle the causes of the problem it will still be there. Increasing the price of alcohol will do little, if anything, to resolve Scotland's relationship with drink. If someone wants to drink they'll find the extra money.
Our political representatives should stop the pussy-footing around, be firm with those who offend - deal with them - and leave the rest of us in peace to make our own choices in life.