The Caithness & Sutherland Farm Watch Scheme
7th December 2008
NFU Scotland and the Northern Constabulary have worked together to launch a new initiative "The Caithness & Sutherland Farm Watch Scheme", and details of this scheme have already been circulated to NFU Scotland members in the area. If you have not received any information, or you are not a member of NFU Scotland, then please may I take this opportunity to introduce it to you. The scheme incorporates information being distributed to the local farming community within Caithness & Sutherland. This has been done already through information which has been sent along with NFU Scotland material to local members, and we now have the opportunity to include information via Donald S. McGregor & Partners, Veterinary Surgeons, which enables us to reach wider members of the farming community who may not already be members of NFU Scotland.
The Caithness & Sutherland Farm Watch Scheme seeks to encourage our local farmers to be vigilant and to report any suspicious activity they see to the Police to help combat crime in rural areas, where machinery and plant can be vulnerable to thefts. Added to this, we can look to target those individuals who are concerned in the theft of plant or machinery and domestic oil or diesel.
Farmers and indeed any members of the public who see suspicious individuals or vehicles in rural areas, are asked to get in touch with the Police immediately. If you have any questions in relation to Crime Prevention matters please contact me at Thurso
PC Jennifer Baughan
Community Safety Officer