15 September
United against rural crime at Beecraigs

Thanks to everyone who took the time to go along.

WLPARC is a multi-agency partnership involving key organisations collectively working together to tackle rural crime and anti-social behaviour within West Lothian's rural communities.

There's a lot of work being done on key issues affecting rural communities such as irresponsible access, fly tipping, off-road vehicles, fire-raising and acquisitive crime.

There was representation from Police Scotland, West Lothian Council, the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, British Horse Society,  National Farmers Union Scotland, and Forest and Land Scotland were also in attendance, bringing fire service equipment and kids activities to the event.

Chair Jamie Smart said: "NFU Scotland are pleased to be working with partner organisations to help make the countryside in West Lothian a safer environment for all of us who work and enjoy the wonderful areas we are privileged to have on our doorsteps."

Leader of West Lothian Council, Lawrence Fitzpatrick said: "This is an very important issue and I'm delighted that it took place at Beecraigs. Lots of very useful information was provided and it highlighted the amount of work that goes into tackling rural crime and anti-social behaviour."

Caption: Council Leader Fitzpatrick (centre) joined Councillor George Paul, Councillor Tom Conn and representatives of WLPARC at the event at Beecraigs last weekend which was well attended.