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Report noise or antisocial behaviour

Report antisocial behaviour like noisy neighbours, drunken or threatening behaviour, vandalism and graffiti.

The police or your local council will decide how to deal with high levels of noise or antisocial behaviour. One option they can choose is to issue the person or people you report with an Antisocial Behaviour Order (ASBO).

To the police


Call 999 if you or someone else is in immediate danger.

Report antisocial behaviour to the police by calling 101 or by visiting your local police station.

Find out about call charges

To your local council

Your local council has a dedicated team (sometimes called 'community wardens') that deal with antisocial behaviour problems.

Aberdeen City Council Aberdeenshire Council Angus Council Argyll and Bute Council Clackmannanshire Council Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (Western Isles Council) Dumfries & Galloway Council Dundee City Council East Ayrshire Council East Dunbartonshire Council East Lothian Council East Renfrewshire Council Edinburgh Council Falkirk Council Fife Council Glasgow City Council Highland Council Inverclyde Council Midlothian Council Moray Council North Ayrshire Council North Lanarkshire Council Orkney Islands Council Perth & Kinross Council Renfrewshire Council Scottish Borders Council Shetland Council South Ayrshire Council South Lanarkshire Council Stirling Council West Dunbartonshire Council West Lothian Council

Some local councils provide mediation services. This is when a neutral third party helps you and the person you have a dispute with solve your problem informally.

You can also find a mediator using the Scottish Mediation Network.

If the problem doesn't stop

If you're not happy with how the antisocial behaviour has been dealt with and it's continuing, you should contact the antisocial behaviour team at your council.

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