Don’t Drink and Drown is a RLSS UK national campaign that warns drinkers to steer clear of walking by or entering water when under the influence of alcohol. The campaign was launched following a string of tragic student drownings. There are two targeted time frames through the year in September and December, where RLSS UK and partners push this message.
There were 23 accidental drownings involving alcohol and/or drugs in Scotland from 2017-2018, with an average of 11 per year. This represents 26% of all accidental drownings that occurred in the Scotland during this period. Of the 23 accidental drownings, a massive 96% were male.
Click the links below to find out more about the campaign, and what you can do to support it.
Our volunteers are out every year to promote Don’t Drink and Drown and we welcome the support of other groups or organisations to share the message. We encourage any establishment that serves alcohol especially around any waterway to join in and support our campaign.