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Human Exploitation and Trafficking Across Scotland

Police Scotland’s National Human Trafficking Unit are appealing for your help as they seek any information which could assist them and other partner agencies identify potential victims of exploitation or Human Trafficking thus ensuring that the most vulnerable are protected at this difficult time. Across the world, many countries are in the midst of the unprecedented…
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April 22, 2020 0

Lookout For Suspicious Activity Around Mobile Phone Masts and Infrastructure

Neighbourhood Watch Scotland and the Scottish Partnership Against Rural crime are asking for your help in protecting all mobile phone masts in your area. Attacks have been widely reported in news coverage and loss of service to communities can have wide-ranging consequences particularly during the current Coronavirus situation. In light of recent criminal damage to telephone masts, Scottish Partnership…
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April 17, 2020 0

Poaching – East Lothian

Local officers from Police Scotland in the East Lothian area are appealing for any information with regards reports of possible deer and fish poaching, in particular between Tyninghame and Knowes Farm areas. Information has been received that person/s are not complying with current Coronavirus restrictions and have attended these areas after dusk in recent days…
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April 8, 2020 0

East Lothian Farmers in #ShearIsolation…for charity!

All over the country, by staying at home due to lockdown (and, if you’re a farmer, lambing, calving or sowing!), and isolation, many people will be missing a regular trip to the hairdresser. But never fear, you can now have a haircut and raise money for charity at the same time! Longniddry based marketing firm…
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April 6, 2020 0

Keeping Scotland’s Railway clean for key workers

Across the country, ScotRail staff are working round the clock to provide vital transport for key workers such as NHS staff, emergency workers and carers. ScotRail is operating a revised timetable to keep key workers moving, and by reducing the number of trains in service it has created opportunities for additional cleaning activities on trains,…
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April 3, 2020 0

Exploiting Those Trying To Protect Themselves

During this period of uncertainty regarding Covid-19, it has become apparent to Neighbourhood Watch Scotland that there are some people who are taking advantage of the situation and are targeting the most vulnerable. Although we appreciate the concern that is being caused by the outbreak, please continue to be cautious when dealing with callers at…
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March 21, 2020 0

#EastLothianHour – COVID-19

East Lothian Council has a dedicated web page giving the latest council updates & links to national updates & advice. Click here to see it. If you are looking for information specific to your part of East Lothian, there may well be a group set up and your Local Area Partnership might be able to…
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March 19, 2020 0


Police are urging people who live and work in rural East Lothian to remain vigilant after a group of males were seen in the Ormiston/Pathhead area in a white SUV, in suspicious circumstances. While there was no criminality established, it was suspected that they may have been in the area for the purposes of hare…
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March 17, 2020 0

Keep You and Your Community Safe

You will all be aware of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Neighbourhood Watch Scotland exists to look out for communities and at a time like this, we encourage you to consider ways to keep yourself, your loved ones and those in your community safe, particularly the isolated and vulnerable. We are following the advice from the…
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March 11, 2020 0