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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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Fettes at 50 Event


May 19th, 2024


The Neighbourhood Watch Scotland Team were out in force yesterday at the Fettes at 50 Event, which took place at Fettes Avenue, Edinburgh, organised by Edinburgh Lothian & Borders Police Historical Society in association with Police Scotland and the Lothian & Borders Branch of the Retired Police Officers Association Scotland.

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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