Scotland’s Red Squirrels

…Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006 provides for duty of care for animals in captivity (live-trapped animals). This makes it an offence to inflict, or allow others to inflict, cruelty or abuse on a grey squirrel held captive. The Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981 (as amended) makes it illegal to release, or allow to escape to the wild, any captive grey squirrel…. […]

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Community Hub FAQs

…Can I join my local group without signing up as a volunteer? Yes, you can join your local group without registering as a volunteer, but you can’t join the survey or control groups without registering as a volunteer first, so you won’t have access to any survey data or control data. Does the group map show sightings from the current… […]

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A lucky escape!

…so on. One of our survey volunteers, Gus, was away with his class on a field trip to Mar Lodge Estate in the Cairngorms. A stunning place a with a lot of wildlife, as any of you who have ever watched BBC Autumn or Winterwatch will know. Gus set up his camera in the woods and put a wee bit… […]

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Busy breeding

…and inclement winter weather. An abundance of natural wonders are associated with springtime and as for many other species, is when birthing and nurturing young become a priority for red squirrels. Watching red squirrels is always rewarding and there are behaviours specific to this time of year to look out for.   Mating Mating behaviour may have begun as early… […]

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This Year's Sightings