The web map was developed through funding provided through two sources:

  1. the SPECTRUM Consortium, funded by the UK Prevention Research Partnership (UKPRP), a multi-funder initiative that supports novel research into the primary prevention of non-communicable diseases to improve population health and reduce health inequalities. The Medical Research Council is the administrator of this grant under grant reference (MR/S037519/1).
  2. an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded study: ‘Change in alcohol and tobacco availability, population health and the lived experience’ awarded to CRESH researchers: Professor Niamh Shortt, Professor Jamie Pearce, Dr Tom Clemens, Professor Rich Mitchell, and Professor Carol Emslie (ES/S016775/1)

The web map developed and hosted by the School of GeoSciences IT Support, University of Edinburgh. The code is open source and available at

Data and information provided in the web map were informed and curated by a team of CRESH researchers, past and present: Dr Mark Cherrie, Dr Peter Lekkas, Dr Roberto Valente, Dr Tom Clemens, Professor Niamh Shortt, and Professor Jamie Pearce.