Safety Advice – what3words (from Neighbourhood Watch Scotland)

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      “To find you more easily in an emergency, many UK Emergency Services, including all Scottish Emergency Services are encouraging you to share your 3 word address.

      What is what3words?

      what3words has divided the globe into 3m squares and given each one a unique 3 word address. It means everywhere can be located with just three words. what3words is available as a free app for iOS and Android and online map at

      You can find out more about what3words on the links below:

      This is an invaluable tool which has many uses as indicated in the links above but crucially allows emergency services to find your exact location when in areas that are otherwise remote, unknown or unfamiliar.

      Please share this advice with family, friends, colleagues and neighbours.”

      Message Sent By
      Willie Clark
      (Neighbourhood Watch Scotland, NWS Co-ordinator, Scotland)

      (obviously you need the app installed on your phone!)


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