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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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Online Safety Webinar as part of Cyber Scotland Week 2024

February 29th, 2024

As part of Cyber Scotland Week 2024 Police Scotland delivered a presentation to Neighbourhood Watch members and Alert users on online safety.


February 13th, 2024

We had a great time today at the Rural Crime Prevention event at Pratis Barns, Pratis Farm, Leven

Perth & Kinross Partnership Against Rural Crime (PARC)

February 6th, 2024

Our newest member to join the Neighbourhood Watch Scotland team, Lyndsay Barr, in her role as Engagement Officer, joined stakeholders from Perth & Kinross Partnership Against Rural Crime (PARC), at the Tackling Rural Crime Together prevention event earlier today in Bankfoot, Perth.

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