Who we are
Supported by Police Scotland, Scottish Land and Estates and the Scottish Countryside Alliance, the group is designed to make rural Renfrewshire secure against illegal activity such as:
  • The theft of machinery, equipment, livestock and metal.

  • Wildlife crimes for example illegal poaching.

  • Environmental crimes such as fly tipping.

Aims & Objectives

The aims of Renfrewshire Rural Watch are to:

  • Raise awareness of rural crimes across Renfrewshire.
  • Establish a means of communication for information sharing within the rural community.
  • Improve communication between the rural community and Police Scotland.
  • Increase the reporting of crimes and suspicious activity within rural Renfrewshire to the police.
  • Improve security awareness for rural farms, homes and businesses.
  • To deter criminals from targeting rural Renfrewshire.

How it will work:

  • Members will be encouraged to report any suspicious activity by calling 101.
  • RRW signs will be available to advertise that you are part of a rural watch group and provide phone numbers for anyone seeing anything suspicious.
  • Providing support and information to raise awareness of crime prevention measures through emails and crime prevention events.
  • Police Scotland will provide members with monthly email alerts containing crime trends and areas being targeted.
  • Police Scotland have introduced two rural policing officers to Renfrewshire. These officers will be on patrol in the villages, farms and rural road network across Renfrewshire.
Renfrewshire Rural Watch - Who's watching who? poster. photo © Ian Watson
Our philosophy
To create a more effective link between members of the rural community and police.
By working together we can raise awareness of crime prevention and ultimately deter criminals from targeting rural Renfrewshire”
Renfrewshire Rural Watch - Local community alonside the Police. photo © Ian Watson
We are working in partnership with
CKD Galbraith
Police Scotland
Elderslie Estates
Scottish Land and Estates