Saving Scotland's Red Squirrels

Saving Scotland's Red Squirrels


Pine martens: a natural ally

marten-square A new study has confirmed that Scotland’s recovering pine martens are having a positive effect on red squirrels.  … read more

Spring into survey time

feeder box square It’s February and preparations are well underway for the 2018 squirrel survey. Conservation Officer Alexa Seagrave explains what the survey is all about and why spring is such a great time to get outdoors and look for squirrels. … read more

2017 squirrel survey reveals Scotland’s red squirrels are holding on strong

128 Feeder Box-4 (c) Raymond Leinster square Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels has published the results of its 2017 annual survey, which indicate that overall Scotland’s red squirrel populations have stabilised, with significant gains in the North East. … read more

  • 7th Feb 2018, by Saving Scotland's Red Squirrels
  • News

How clean are your feeders?

AdobeStock_(c) philipbird123 square It’s the RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch this weekend. Are your feeders filled up and ready to go? Once the fun is over, why not be a hero for nature and give them a good spring clean. You’ll be helping to keep your furry (and feathered) visitors happy and healthy.   … read more

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This year's sightings


Project partners 

Scottish Wildlife Trust Forestry Commission Scottish Land and Estates
Scottish Natural Heritage Red Squirrel Survival Trust RSPBHeritage Lottery Fund




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!