Join the Kippford Neighbourhood Watch scheme

Kippford has its own Neighbourhood Watch Scheme, part of Neighbourhood Watch Scotland.

Neighbourhood Watch groups throughout Scotland decide their own priorities, but in general, the aims of Neighbourhood Watch are to:

  • Care about and have pride in the neighbourhood
  • Be aware of how to stay safe and prevent crime
  • Know who to contact for assistance or advice on safety issues
  • Assist people who are less able to look after themselves
  • Help to raise awareness of safety issues and alerts locally
  • Report information to relevant agencies (e.g. police, local authority, etc.)

Neighbourhood Watch Schemes are an effective way to deter crime through swift reporting of incidents to the police and vigilence by residents.

If you would like to join Kippford Neighbourhood Watch, please download and complete the Neighbourhood Watch form and return it to the address shown (mentioning the Kippford Association) or pass to the Secretary: Kate Howatson, Kippford Association, Uiskentuis, Kippford DG5 4GH.


Scammers and cold callers don’t sleep. These callers might seem a mere inconvenience but, where it’s a vulnerable person picking up the phone, things can get dangerous fast; you should think about investing in a Callblocker.
Because there are a lot of fake callblockers out there, NW Scotland recommend that you buy from either Truecall or CPR Callblocker, both of whom are very reputable. It should be noted that NW Scotland receive no money from either Truecall or CPR Callblocker. Note that a reputable company will not cold call attempting to sell a callblocker on the doorstep. Use the links below to visit these two websites.

BT have a very good phone which can block nuisance calls and it is easy to use - BT6600 Nuisance Call Blocker.


Email Scams

This alert is a reminder to be aware of emails that appear to have been sent from a legitimate organisation. Fraudsters often use fake email addresses designed to encourage recipients to open attachments or links. You are advised that, if you are in any doubt as to the origin of an email, do not open it. Consider that emails can be spoofed and used to generate spam to recipients far and wide. If you receive a spam email, you MUST NOT open it. Instead, delete it from your email system to avoid infecting your device. If you have opened an attachment from a spam email, you should get your device checked over by a professional and change the passwords for all your bank, email and online shopping accounts.

 Protect yourself:

  • Do not click or open unfamiliar links in emails or on websites. 
  • Make sure you install and use up-to-date anti-virus software. 
  • Have a pop-up blocker running in the background of your web browser. 
  • If you have opened an attachment and ‘enabled macros’ it is very likely that all your personal data will have been breached. You MUST change all your passwords for personal accounts, including your bank accounts. 
  • Ensure Adobe, Flash and any similar software is up to date on your computer. 

If you think you have been a victim of this type of email, you should report the email to Action Fraud, the UK’s national fraud and cyber crime reporting centre.

If you do make a report, please provide as much detail as you can about the email and any effects it has had on your computer.

Additionally, if your Anti-Virus software detects any issues in relation to this email, please provide us with the details.


Neighbourhood Watch Scotland have produced a booklet called ‘Safer Communities Safer Scotland’ that you can download below.