The Scottish School of Public Health Research (SSPHR) held its inaugural meeting today at the University of Edinburgh. This first annual meeting was attended by academic researchers, public health practitioners as well as policymakers from around Scotland. The remit of the SSPHR is to promote inter-university and interdisciplinary research in areas of Scottish policy relevance. The consortium of participating universities focuses on issues including alcohol, obesity, tobacco and smoking, and violence. An impressive array of research projects are currently underway at each institution. Public engagement as well as societal relevance are high on the agenda of all research endeavours. If you wish to find out more visit the website at http://www.ssphr.ac.uk All presentations from today’s event will soon be available on the SSPHR website.