Rural Watch

Welcome to the Rural Watch area of our website


 

WHAT IS RURAL WATCH SCOTLAND?

‘Rural Watch Scotland’ is an extension of the Neighbourhood Watch Scotland movement and a product of the Scottish Partnership Against Rural Crime (SPARC) aimed specifically at the rural community of Scotland and aims to bring all the benefits of Neighbourhood Watch to your community irrespective of its location, size or demographics.

Rural Watch was launched at the Royal Highland Show 2017

The objectives of Rural Watch Scotland mirror that of Neighbourhood Watch, namely to:

  • Reduce crime and the fear of crime by providing the right information, to the right people, at the right time
  • Encourage people to think about safety and security for themselves, their neighbours and their community
  • Improve community cohesion and well-being by supporting communities to develop ‘their watch, their way’
  • Work in partnership with national and local service providers to develop more resilient communities that are better prepared against threats, intentional or unintentional, such as crime or extreme weather.

The experience of Neighbourhood Watch throughout Scotland and elsewhere across the world is that members of Rural Watch Scotland will be less likely than non-members in the rural community to be a victim of crime.

The aim of this new area of our website is to provide easy access to the latest news and information about Rural Watch and rural issues.

For those wishing to register for ALERTs or JOIN US through Rural Watch Scotland it has its own landing page at www.ruralwatchscotland.co.uk