A free conference is being run next week for North Edinburgh parents wanting advice on how to speak to their children about alcohol.

Local experts and staff from youth agencies will talk about young people's use of alcohol. They will outline the services they have to offer when there are booze-related problems. There will be a chance to learn from other parents' experiences, and to gain the skills and information necessary to deal with alcohol issues at home.

Leith Neighbourhood Partnership, Lothian and Borders Police, and youth centre The Junction are all involved in the event.

It will take place from 9.30am–12pm on Tue. 1 June at Leith Community Education Centre, New Kirkgate.

For more information, or to book a place, contact Melanie Altar (Tel. 553 0570; email: If you need to use the free crèche, contact Rhona Hyslop (Tel. 554 4750; email: