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WATCH: The people of Inverness attempt Dry January after a boozy Christmas

By Annabelle Gauntlett

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Inverness residents take part in Dry January.
Inverness residents take part in Dry January.

We took to the streets of Inverness to find out who is taking part in this month's annual Dry January challenge.

Dry January is a campaign delivered by Alcohol Change UK where people sign up to abstain from alcohol for the month.

It is fair to say that after a very jolly festive period, many were keen to turn over a new leaf by starting the new year off without consuming any alcohol.

One person said: "I will taking part as I drunk quite a lot over Christmas and I think you are able to have fun without alcohol anyway."

Another person added: "I did it last year and it wasn't that hard, plus it's been Christmas time and I've drunk a lot so I think it's a good idea."

However, there were a few who were completely against the idea and said they are keen to continue drinking through the festivities.

One person said: "As I'm still on holiday I won't be taking part, but I probably would if I was at home."

Some people claimed to not drink an excessive amount and didn't find it necessary to join in with the challenge.

One person said: "I probably will, but unintentionally as I tend not to drink."

Overall, it's clear that the people of Inverness are keen to make a concious effort this year by cutting down on alcohol.

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