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Newcastleton Community Trust

NCT approached Swansons to implement a community-wide surveillance system that would assist local authorities, deter crime and monitor flood risk. 

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The Problem

Newcastleton is an ‘off the beaten track’ community in the Scottish Borders who rely on neighbouring authorities. Response times can be slow due to the remote location. The local trust wanted to implement a security system to reduce the risk of crime and reassure the community.

The river Liddel runs through Newcastleton and poses a flood risk to the community. The local trust also requested a system to monitor flood risk that would give authorities appropriate time to respond and implement preventative measures to limit damage.


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The Process

The Solution

Swansons delivered a bespoke, community-wide CCTV system, focusing on vulnerable areas within the village that would provide the necessary support to local authorities.

As the system is community managed, Swansons designed a simple and reliable security package that can be expanded upon as required. Following site assessment, Swansons team of engineers adapted to each surveillance location to meet the needs of the affected businesses and premises, whilst answering the demand of the general community.



Swansons provided a reliable and stable surveillance solution that will reduce and deter local crime, whilst supporting local authorities and providing a sense of security to Newcastleton residents.



“Newcastleton was the first community in Scotland, probably the UK,  to install and operate its own public space CCTV system crossing many bridges to achieve this.  Nothing about this project was easy but Swansons supported the community team working with them to address the challenges of the install as they arose. We started out as client and contractor and became partners to get the project across the line.  Swansons were hugely supportive and went the extra mile for us and we have no hesitation in recommending them to others.” – BARBARA ELBORN (Secretary Newcastleton & District Community Council)


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Unit 23F Haugh Lane Industrial Estate, Hexham, Northumberland, NE46 3PU

01434 603 949


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