Scotland’s Red Squirrels

Scotland’s Red Squirrels Red squirrels are one of Scotland’s most loved animals, and they are our only native squirrel species. Red squirrels were once widespread throughout the country. There are still many places you could encounter one today, from the conifer forests of Galloway, to the Atlantic hazel woodlands of Argyll, to the country estates of Tayside or the Caledonian… […]

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Celebrating a red squirrel champion

…has chaired three region-wide online meetings with almost all the squirrel groups represented. At its inception, the Forum was seen as a vehicle for obtaining grant-funding at scale and for the good of all. This summer Peter spearheaded a successful application to the Red Squirrel Survival Trust to equip any group lacking them with a thermal imaging scope and up… […]

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News: Record participation in national squirrel survey

…Scotland continues to provide a home for the bulk of the country’s red squirrels, which still occurs as the sole species of squirrel over highland Scotland. Happily, the sightings also show that the native species still occupies a large area in the south of Scotland, although here they share the landscape with grey squirrels. The largest concentration of squirrel reports… […]

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Partners & Funders

…cultural heritage, promote the sustainable use of the natural resources of the area, promote understanding and enjoyment (including enjoyment in the form of recreation) of the special qualities of the area by the public, and promote sustainable social and economic development of the communities of the area. Visit website Other funders We are also grateful to the following funders and… […]

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Squirrelpox: Staying ahead of the spread

…red and grey squirrels in the event of a disease outbreak. We recommend an anti-viral solution such as Virkon-S. Squirrel sightings also have an important role to play in monitoring distribution changes over time and assessing areas where both red and grey squirrels come into close proximity. Sightings of both species can be reported through our website at https://scottishsquirrels.org.uk/squirrel-sightings/. And… […]

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Studying the life of the urban red squirrel

…attach radio collars. Trapping was carried out in the National Trust-owned woodlands immediately adjacent to the town and in the residential gardens of local volunteers. The radio-collared individuals were then regularly tracked throughout the summer and their locations recorded, to investigate how red squirrels move around the town and make use of the available resources. Alongside the live-capture trapping and… […]

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Community Hub FAQs

…viewing your sightings or reporting a new one, and inputting your data. Volunteer FAQs How do I sign up as a volunteer on the Hub? Go to www.scottishsquirrels.org.uk Click the Hub Login box, then click Register Once registered, login with your details Sign up as a volunteer by following the steps in this video (especially at the beginning and at… […]

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Get Involved

…currently thriving, and reduce the risk of squirrelpox outbreaks in your local area. There are a number of ways to get involved in our trap-loan scheme at different stages of the process. All our volunteers are provided with the support and training they need to participate. Contact us or join our online Community Hub to get involved Join a local… […]

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News: Help stop the spread of grey squirrels in the Mearns

…Scotland for Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels said: “Grey squirrels moving north from Angus into Aberdeenshire are a serious threat to local red squirrels, as well as the core Scottish population in the Highlands. The recent reports from the Mearns are worrying and we need help to stop the spread of grey squirrels in the area. “Grey squirrels threaten red squirrels… […]

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Speakers FAQs

The conference site remains accessible to attendees for 30 days for re-watches. This includes people who register and create a CrowdComms account but are not present on the day. After this point we will be supplied with the video files. We are hoping at least some of the content can then be available on YouTube. If you do not want… […]

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