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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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TPAS Annual Conference 2024


June 22nd, 2024


We were back at the Golden Jubilee Hotel, Clydebank today for the 2nd day of the TPAS Scotland Annual Conference. It was another good day with stalls and workshops providing information and advice to tenants and organisations attending from all over Scotland. Here we are with colleagues from Community Links Scotland and Improving Lives.

TPAS Annual Conference 2024


June 21st, 2024


Staff from Neighbourhood Watch Scotland were at the Golden Jubilee Hotel, Clydebank today for the 1st day of the TPAS Scotland Annual Conference, where around 200 delegates from a variety of organisations including Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, Together Leading Communities, Generations Working together, Community Links Scotland, Men Matter Scotland, Scottish Action for Mental Health, as well as various councils and housing associations, such as Dalmuir Park, Barrhead, Langstane, Albyn, Tollcross, Castlehill, Bridgewater, Scottish Borders, Hebridean, Angus, Hjaltland, West of Scotland, Cunninghame, Wheatley Homes, Bield to name but a few will be attending over the 3 days.

Royal Highland Show 2024


June 20th, 2024


The Neighbourhood Watch Scotland Team were at the Royal Highland Show on Thursday 20th June along with colleagues from Police Scotland’s National Rural and Acquisitive Crime Unit.

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