19 out of 70 Borders CCTV Cameras Don’t Work

By Jonathan Ratcliffe

It has been reported that the Scottish Borders CCTV system has been allowed to fall into disrepair meaning 19 of the 70 cameras are currently not working correctly. There has been calls to find out why it’s been allowed to happen and the steps being put in place to repair the broken cameras. Tweeddale East ... Read more


It has been reported that the Scottish Borders CCTV system has been allowed to fall into disrepair meaning 19 of the 70 cameras are currently not working correctly.

There has been calls to find out why it’s been allowed to happen and the steps being put in place to repair the broken cameras.

Tweeddale East councillor, Stuart Bell said:

“Effective public CCTV can make a positive contribution to community safety which is primarily the responsibility of the police but one in which the council has an obvious part to play.

“However, the capability of the system now operating in Border towns has deteriorated”

The system covers town such as Duns, Eyemouth, Galashiels, Hawick, Kelso, Melrose, Peebles and Selkirk and costs £40,000 in repairs each year.

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BY Jonathan Ratcliffe

Jonathan manages Marketing at CCTV.co.uk - with over 15 years experience in CCTV Installation - he writes as an Expert in CCTV Systems, News, Crime Rate Analysis and other FAQs