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Antisocial Behaviour

What is Antisocial Behaviour?

The Antisocial Behaviour (Scotland) Act 2004 defines it as, "acting in a manner that causes or is likely to cause alarm or distress."  The Safer Neighbourhood Team will determine what behaviour constitutes Antisocial Behaviour following their investigation.

For behaviour to be classed as Antisocial it must be persistent, this means that "one off" incidents may not be classed as antisocial behaviour, however, these incidents could still be criminal, so it is important that you contact Police Scotland if you have been the victim of a crime.

Antisocial Behaviour can include:

  • Persistent Noise and partying
  • Harassment or intimidation
  • Verbal abuse
  • Shouting, swearing, and fighting
  • Vandalism.

The Safer Neighbourhood Team do not deal with complaints about dogs. If you have concerns about dogs, you will find the appropriate advice and guidance on the advice for dog owners page.

Frequently Asked Questions


I have been accused of committing Antisocial Behaviour

Neighbour Nuisance