Scotland’s Red Squirrels

…on the NatureScot website surrounding red squirrels and licensing. When enquiring about a planning application, certain information will prove useful. We recommend finding the planning application number (planning details are in the public domain and can be found on the local authority website). Here, you should be able to see how far on in the application process the development is,… […]

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Celebrating a red squirrel champion

In 2018 Peter was asked by SSRS to found the Red Squirrel Forum for South Scotland as the umbrella organisation run by volunteers for all the volunteers in the squirrel groups and networks (now 18 with around 350 members) in South Scotland. The Forum acts as a bridge with other red squirrel organisations in the UK, helping to keep the […]

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News: Record participation in national squirrel survey

…outdoors. Both species seen throughout the week were reported to scottishsquirrels.org.uk for inclusion in a national database that directly influences conservation action. A total of 548 grey squirrel and 2612 red squirrel sightings were reported to the project during the survey, almost eight times as many sightings as would be reported in a typical week and almost four times the […]

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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

for red squirrels and, in the longer term, reduce the rate of transmission of the virus. If you are interested in getting involved to help slow the spread of squirrelpox , please get in touch, or read our Squirrelpox Action in the Central Lowlands Toolkit for more information. Read the full report: Squirrelpox Detection in the Central Lowlands 2017-2020  … […]

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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

…squirrels is now largely contained within Aberdeen’s city limits and red squirrels are increasingly seen in the city’s parks and gardens. Grey squirrels spreading from Angus into Aberdeenshire not only threatens the local red squirrel population in the Mearns but it could also jeopardise the project’s success in Aberdeen. The introduction of squirrelpox into North East Scotland could be devastating… […]

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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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This Year's Sightings