Posters promoting Scotland’s ban on sales of energy drinks to under-16s are being distributed to participating retailers.

The move follows a unanimous decision by the NFRN’s Scottish conference to encourage independent retailers to prevent underage sales of drinks that are labelled “unsuitable for children”.

The posters will be distributed to stores observing the voluntary ban, and set out the new policy on highly-caffeinated drinks.

Aberdeen branch member Jim Maitland added: “As responsible retailers, the NFRN should be leading the way in the independent sector by giving clear guidance to its members.”

The vote follows similar decisons by supermarkets including Asda, Tesco, Sainsbury's, Morrisons Waitrose, Aldi and Lidl.