Saving Scotland's Red Squirrels

Saving Scotland's Red Squirrels


Celebrate Red Squirrel Week in Aberfoyle

90_red on the cone - 024_Ronald Stokes_Dunoon Come find the local red squirrels and us at The Lodge, Aberfoyle this weekend to celebrate red squirrel week! … read more

The Story of Rusty the Red

rusty1 The inspiring story of two very dedicated humans and one very lucky red squirrel kitten. Rescuing and rehabilitating any wild animal is fraught with challenges and red squirrels are no exception. Here is the tail, sorry tale, of Rusty the Red! … read more

Summer squirrel days

DSCF6365 Most people seem to think that taking school children into the woods getting them to cook lunch on an open campfire, then giving them axes and knives is crazy. But not at Green Aspirations. … read more

Pine martens and squirrels

pine_marten_2 Scotland's pine marten population continues to grow in numbers and expand in range. The popular press have picked up on the findings of some fantastic research carried out in Ireland that was published last year. Here Dr Emma Sheehy, explains more about what she found and what she is studying here in Scotland. Saving Scotland's Red Squirrels works closely with Dr Sheehy and we await her results from the current study. Read on to find out more.  … 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!