Perth City Public Space CCTV

Closed 15 Nov 2019

Opened 4 Oct 2019

Feedback updated 30 Jan 2020

We asked

We consulted members of the public, organisations and businesses about CCTV provision. 

  1. Are you aware of CCTV?
  2. Does CCTV Reduce Crime & Increase Public Safety?
  3. Does CCTV help to Detect & Investigate Crime?
  4. Clearly Visible CCTV Makes Me Feel Safer in Perth City?
  5. Are You Concerned That CCTV in Perth City Will Affect Your Privacy?
  6. Do You Trust The Police & Council To use CCTV Only Where Necessary & In An Appropriate Manner?
  7. Are You Concerned About The Improvements In Digital CCTV Technology?

You said

  1. 96% of respondents were either fully or vaguely aware of CCTV
  2. 96% of respondents either strongly agreed or agreed
  3. 98% of respondents either strongly agreed or agreed
  4. 77% of respondents either strongly agreed or agreed
  5. 87% of respondents had no concerns. 11% had concerns. 2% did not know
  6. 78% of respondents trusted he Police &/or Council. 11% did not know. 10% did not trust the Police &/or Council
  7. 69% of respondents had no concerns. 28% had concerns. 3% did not know.

We did

The results of consultation have been incorporated into the Privacy Impact Assessment on the new CCTV system being installed. The results indicated that the use of CCTV is justifiable and proportionate for its intended purpose.

Other feedback and comments will support any future development of the use of CCTV. 

Results updated 17 Dec 2019

Thank you to all who took time to complete the Perth City Public Space CCTV Consultation. The results are summarised in the following report.

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Perth & Kinross Council’s CCTV is now outdated and becoming more difficult and expensive to maintain. As a result Perth & Kinross Council has secured funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). These funds will be used to:

  • support the upgrade of current cameras;
  • support the upgrade of recording & management systems;
  • improve/futureproof the connectivity of image data feeds to monitoring, recording & management systems.


Perth & Kinross Council’s CCTV has been in operation for around 20 years and is monitored by Police Scotland. The Council's CCTV system currently consists of 35 cameras, mainly located within the City Centre area with two cameras in North Muirton and one at each of the Park and Ride sites at Broxden & Scone. The purpose of the system is to:

  • support community & public safety;
  • deter anti-social behaviour;
  • deter &/or prevent crime;
  • support the investigation, detection and evidence gathering of crimes;
  • contribute to traffic management.

Why your views matter

Perth & Kinross Council has identified a small number of locations in Perth City that will require camera relocation. The Council has also secured funding from other agencies to install additional cameras. These cameras will support community and public safety as well as assisting work being undertaken on greener alternative routes into the City Centre.

Therefore, we invite members of the public, organisations and businesses to complete a short survey on Perth & Kinross Council's CCTV.

What happens next

The Consultation has now closed. Thank you for your input. We will be considering the feedback from all respondents and will post the results on this page.


  • Action Partnership Locality - Perth City
  • Ward 12 - Perth City Centre


  • Businesses
  • Community Groups/Organisations
  • Visitors and Tourists
  • All Residents of Perth and Kinross


  • Digital Technology
  • Community Safety