Saving Scotland's Red Squirrels

Saving Scotland's Red Squirrels


National Tree Week

Since 1975, National Tree Week has encouraged us to enjoy and respect our beautiful surroundings and appreciate all the services that trees and woods bring to us.  This is the best time of year for tree planting, so get out there and help our red squirrels by planting good food trees for them. … read more

Winter's Squirrels

Brian Smith_3 Winter is here! What does it all mean for red squirrels? … read more

How can we reduce road deaths?

13 Red Squirrel (c) Dennis Johnson We field numerous enquiries each year about what we can do to reduce red squirrel casualties on our roads. It's not a simple issue to tackle, but here are our thoughts. Photo:  Dennis Johnson … read more

Lovely dreich days in the west!

Food Abundance 1 The sun had to disappear at some point and it just happened to be when I am out and about finding out what food is on offer for the squirrels in my local patch. … read more

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This year's sightings


Programme leaders

Scottish Wildlife Trust Forestry Commission Scottish Land and Estates
Scottish Natural Heritage Red Squirrel Survival Trust RSPB

Recent squirrel sightings



Seen a red or grey squirrel recently? Saving Scotland's Red Squirrels needs your help. Please report your squirrel sighting using our dedicated online sightings page. This will help us get a clear picture of red and grey squirrel distribution across Scotland.

Report a squirrel sighting now!