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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Neighbourhood Watch Scotland Support Rural Crime Event

May 4th, 2022

Neighbourhood Watch Scotland yesterday joined other partners of the West Lothian Partnership Against Rural Crime at an event hosted by the National Farmers' Union (NFU) at Learilaw Farm, West Lothian.

Neighbourhood Watch Scotland Support Local Campaign

April 29th, 2022

Willie and Varrie from Neighbourhood Watch Scotland joined Sonja and Evelyn from Preventions, Interventions and Partnerships, West End Police Office, Edinburgh at the Gyle Shopping Centre yesterday to locally promote the current Shut Out Scammers Campaign.

Scottish Partnership Against Rural Crime (SPARC) recognised with UK – wide industry award

January 11th, 2022

NWS delighted at SPARC Partnership Award and ongoing commitment to Rural Watch

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