The health of the nation is a political problem not a medical one. The country has problems with alcohol and drug abuse, poor health caused by a lack of opportunities, poor health caused by poor government at the local and national level and poor health because fundamentally Scotland is a colonised nation. Look at the problems faced by indigenous peoples from Australasia to the Americas and they will seem all too familiar. Until the nation has control of it's destiny the health of it's people will continue to suffer.