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Stay Safe – Get on Board Anti-Fraud Roadshow

Neighbourhood Watch Scotland were out and about today supporting officers from Police Scotland Crime Reduction Unit as part of their Stay Safe – Get on Board Anti-Fraud Roadshow, alongside partners from British Transport Police, Police Scotland Edinburgh Prevention, Intervention and Partnerships and ScotRail Travel Safe Team

During the day, the team travelled on the east coast trainlines between Aberdeen and Edinburgh, holding roadshows at Aberdeen, Edinburgh, and Dundee Train Stations.
Lesley Clark, Director of Neighbourhood Watch Scotland said: “We are proud to be involved in the Stay Safe – Get on Board joint initiative, working with partners from Police Scotland, British Transport Police, ScotRail, including Travel Safe Team and Network Rail.
“Crime including fraud and other community safety issues can have a devastating impact on people and communities involved. By working together, providing advice and support it is hoped people will feel more informed and better at identifying crimes and prevent them becoming a victim.
“Neighbourhood Watch Scotland is a community led initiative based on a simple idea of bringing local people together to address crime and other community safety issues to build safer neighbourhoods and stronger communities.
“We are committed to collaborating with partners to develop community resilience, grow partner and community use of Neighbourhood Alert and Scotland’s Neighbourhood Watch network, and enhance a sense of wellbeing by encouraging community cohesion.”
Below are some of the photograph’s taken throughout the day. Thank you to everyone we spoke to it was great to speak to so many people on the trains and at the roadshows. A huge thanks also to ScotRail and Network Rail.
Get on Board and join us tomorrow for the final stage of our two-day event, this time travelling between Edinburgh and Galashiels, and Aberdeen and Inverness. If you are not intending to travel on the trains, however plan to be in Galashiels between 10.30am and 12midday or Edinburgh between 1.15pm and 2.15pm and have some time, come along, and speak to us at Galashiels Interchange or Waverley Train Station it would be great to see you.
We will be able to provide more information on Neighbourhood Watch Scotland, how to get involved in your community, join a Neighbourhood Watch Scheme, or receive Neighbourhood Alerts, whilst our colleagues will be able to provide information and advice on a variety of topics including fraud and safe travel. If you can’t speak to us in person tomorrow, please go to the Neighbourhood Watch Scotland Website for more information: