A Scottish inventor has designed an "automatic bartender" which he hopes could cut queues and even reduce binge drinking.
Mr Bowes launched his vending machine in Glasgow
Michael Bowes, from Glasgow, dreamed up the alcohol vending machine while waiting for a drink in a busy pub.
The Barhand concept impressed Japanese firm Fuji so much it teamed up with him to manufacture the product.
It stocks 300 bottles and is supposed to serve them chilled without cracking or shaking.
Mr Bowes, 23, said: "After queuing for a great deal of time, it dawned on me that a system could be put in place to provide customers ordering bottled alcohol, such as beer, with an alternative point of purchase.
"This would relieve undue pressure on bar staff who often struggle to keep up with orders during peak times and also provide customers with a drink far more quickly."
The invention takes either coins or notes and models are being designed that can accept payment via credit card or mobile phone.
Mr Bowes conducted market research and consulted with the police, legal professionals and the licensing board in developing his product.
The University of Glasgow law graduate said it would reduce queues at bars and might even help reduce binge drinking.
The machines are designed with timers to operate within opening hours and also to stand close to the bar where they can be monitored by staff and CCTV.