Award for a Red Squirrel Champion

…work we’re doing can inspire the next generation.’ If you would like to visit the hide for yourself, it is usually open from 8am every day until dark, when the hide is closed for the night. For more information and to check opening times on the day you wish to visit, please contact the Kirkcudbright Red Squirrel Group at kbt.squirrel@gmail.com… […]

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Privacy Policy

…the Telephone Preference Service, and you have given us your telephone number). ii) Opt-in consent This is where you have given us express permission to contact you by particular communication channels. We use opt-in consent to send you the information listed above by post, email, text message (SMS) or telephone (if you are registered with the Telephone Preference Service) iii)… […]

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Join the community: introducing our new website

…Red Squirrels online Community Hub. Made possible thanks to National Lottery Players, the Community Hub is an online space where registered users can connect with both the project and other local squirrel enthusiasts. It’s also a tool to help people get more involved in red squirrel volunteering. Anyone can sign up and make an account, and there are different uses… […]

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Activities

…one be? Download the printable PDF: DOWNLOAD Get creative with this fluffy red Can you create texture with your colouring in? Download the printable PDF: DOWNLOAD Play with pattern Use colour to bring this red squirrel to life! Download the printable PDF: DOWNLOAD   Sightings Seen a squirrel? We want to hear about it! All sightings are valuable, whether they’re… […]

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Community action in Galloway

…better if you have any group members with a firearm, a licence and plenty of patience. Fortunately we have one such person – our secret weapon! Most of our grey sightings are one-offs, and we suspect these are recent arrivals still on the move. They are like ghosts and defy all control efforts, probably because they have already left before… […]

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New Frontiers for Volunteers

…grey squirrel population we could also bring down the incidence of disease helping the native red squirrel in two ways. When I was working in New Mexico, I would see the Rock Squirrels (Spermophilus variegatus, below) basking on a rock at the base of the canyon wall either enjoying the sunrise or sunset. These squirrels however, are battling the plague:… […]

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Suspected squirrelpox cases on the Solway Coast

…any wildlife feeding stations. We also ask that people across the Solway Coast please ensure that all garden feeding stations are regularly cleaned with an anti-viral solution such as Virkon S, which is available to purchase online in tablet and powder form. If you see a sick red squirrel, either in your garden, or while outdoors exercising, please contact squirrels@scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk…. […]

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One small step for Perthshire’s reds

…moments to complete. This small success with potentially far-reaching protective significance would not have been possible without the support of the local community. So on behalf of the Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels Tayside Team, we would like to thank everyone who has been our eyes and ears on the ground. Together, we can protect Perthshire’s red squirrels for the future…. […]

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Summer squirrel days

…and report their sightings in their day-to-day lives to help our project. Although we didn’t see a squirrel while at Green Aspirations, we did see plenty of evidence so maybe, just maybe there are squirrels still there and we didn’t scare them off with all the noise! They (the school pupils) seemed to really enjoy learning about squirrels, quoting me… […]

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This Year's Sightings