Many Scottish supermarkets are flouting the law on the sale of alcohol to under-18s, according to an investigation by The Sunday Times. A 17-year old boy was able to buy alcohol at seven major supermarkets without any attempt being made to check his age. The boy bought beer, cider, wine and vodka at branches of Tesco, Morrisons, Iceland, Sainsbury and the Co-op.  The supermarkets expressed concern at the failure and promised to step up staff training measures. Scottish teenagers are among the heaviest drinkers in the world. The Sunday Times 28/5/06 page 11