Privacy Policy

…third-party service providers who we may need to share your data with (for example NBN Atlas). We require them to have appropriate controls in place and to agree to act only in accordance with our written instructions to ensure your data is secure and appropriate controls are in place. All third parties that we work with in this way are… […]

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Partners & Funders

…Galloway. LEADER is a bottom-up method of delivering support to communities for rural development. Grants are awarded by Local Action Groups to projects that support delivery of a Local Development Strategy.The aim of LEADER is to increase support to local rural community and business networks to build knowledge and skills, and encourage innovation and cooperation in order to tackle local… […]

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To feed or not to feed?

…some hawthorn, blackthorn, holly, cherry, raspberry, crab apple and yew. All small-seeded broadleafed trees will provide buds and flowers in spring for squirrels as well as giving a home to lots of other wildlife and insects. If you have squirrels visiting your bird feeders, it is vitally important to regularly clean and disinfect them. This is especially important if you… […]

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Notice for Spring Survey volunteers

…be donated to a nearby Volunteer Group or you are welcome to use this in your own garden. South East Scotland Guidance and instructions for remaining Spring Survey equipment and supplies will be issued shortly.   If traveling to feeder box locations please adhere to Government guidelines and visit https://www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19/ for the latest information on restrictions in your local area…. […]

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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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Ministerial approval for red squirrels

…Paul Wheelhouse MSP, to Southesk Estate in Angus to see the vital work undertaken by Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels (SSRS). During his visit, Mr. Wheelhouse had an opportunity to inspect squirrel traps in the area and discuss the most recent developments with Project Manager Dr Mel Tonkin. The meeting also provided an opportunity to showcase the project and demonstrate how… […]

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Building a Volunteer Network

…a group commonly use: unincorporated and incorporated. Most groups start off as unincorporated and later become incorporated in some way, depending on the group. It is important to note that a decision on group structure doesn’t need to be made right away and often develops naturally over time. Start-up Funding Alongside initial support from SSRS for network groups operating within… […]

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Help the Solway Forests with your best red squirrel snaps

…there are also many privately-owned woodland plots in between. Despite the threat from grey squirrels the Solway forests are still home to healthy red squirrel populations, attracting tourists and enchanting residents alike. As a result, many locals understand the need to take action to protect them from further decline. The main frontline for grey squirrel incursion in the area is… […]

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Survey Season Approaches….

…access the food they will visit again and again. What the squirrels don’t realise is that each time they visit they brush against a sticky bit of plastic inside the lid which collects a small amount of hair from the squirrel. A trail camera captures the moment a red squirrel enters a feeder box. As it does, the animal will… […]

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