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Neighbourhood Watch Scotland

is a community led initiative to bring local people together to address crime and other community safety issues. Neighbourhood Watch groups often liaise with the local police, the local authority and other agencies. The concept originated in the United States and was introduced into the UK in the 1980s.

Behind it lies a very simple idea; Working together can help to improve your community. Neighbourhood Watches can be large, covering most of the households on an estate, or they might involve just a few houses. They may meet frequently, or keep in touch via e-mail or social media. There really is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to Neighbourhood Watch. Neighbourhood Watch adapts to fit the community it serves. Quite simply it’s “Your Watch, Your Way”

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Lanarkshire Partnership Against Rural Crime (LPARC) open day – East Kilbride


July 10th, 2024


The Neighbourhood Watch Scotland Team were at the Lanarkshire Partnership Against Rural Crime (LPARC) open day, hosted by the National Museum of Rural Life in East Kilbride on Wednesday 10th July, along with colleagues from Police Scotland Lanarkshire Division, NFU Scotland, British Horse Society Scotland, Scottish Land and Estates and North Lanarkshire Council.

Wyndford Communitea


April 25th, 2024


We had the privilege of being invited along to the Crimestoppers Scotland and Wheatley Homes Glasgow community event in Wyndford, Maryhill today, where we met a lot of amazing people.

Livingston Designer Outlet and The Centre Livingston


April 24th, 2024


We had a great event today at Livingston Designer Outlet and The Centre Livingston working in partnership with colleagues from Police Scotland’s West Lothian Community Team and the Business Crime Prevention Unit where we were promoting Neighbourhood Watch Scotland, Neighbourhood Alert and Retail Watch.

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