Privacy Policy

European Economic Area (EEA). This will be done in accordance with guidance issued by the Information Commissioner’s Office. Electronic data and databases are stored on secure computer systems and we control who has access to information (using both physical and electronic means). Our staff receive data protection training and we have a set of detailed data protection procedures which personnel… […]

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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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New threat to Perthshire’s red squirrels as greys reappear in Aberfeldy

…of grey squirrels. In Tayside, the project is focused on what is known as the ‘Highland Line’ – a 10km-wide strip which runs from Montrose, through Kirriemuir, Dunkeld, Crieff and beyond to the west. Thanks to ongoing conservation efforts along the Highland Line, Aberfeldy and the surrounding area has typically been considered a safe haven for our native species. This… […]

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All things invasive with the Scottish Invasive Species Initiative

…in on one of the pop-up stalls. Our programme of events can be viewed on our website at www.invasivespecies.scot/news-events We’ll be posting lots more information and facts this week about invasives species and what you can do to help, on our social media channels, so if you want to learn more follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.    … […]

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How clean are your feeders?

…outbreaks in the south, and prevent squirrelpox spreading further towards Scotland’s core red squirrel populations north of the Highland Boundary Line. Keeping clean We recommend cleaning feeders once a month if possible, using a pet-safe or bird-safe detergent spray (available from pet suppliers or the RSPB shop). Wear gloves and wash your hands thoroughly afterwards. It’s also important to keep… […]

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To feed or not to feed?

…disease. Suppliers Most suitable foods are available from online]}** suppliers, garden centres, farm suppliers, supermarkets and health food shops. Pet food shops may also supply mixtures containing some or all of the recommended foods, sold for pets such as chipmunks. If you know of anyone else feeding squirrels, please pass on this information, or ask them to contact their local […]

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Red squirrels and biosecurity

…volunteers in the Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels annual Spring Survey are available to review online]}** within the community hub resources. Please note that Virkon ®S is not suitable for use indoors, and is not safe for humans. It is classified as an irritant and should always be handled following the correct safety precautions, and only used for its intended purpose. […]

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Argyll, Trossachs & Stirling

…not only out-compete reds, some also carry the deadly squirrelpox virus. If their spread was allowed to continue, Scotland’s red squirrel stronghold in the southern Highlands would be at serious risk. Complete removal of grey squirrels from the Central Lowlands is not a practical option. The aim here is containment of the grey squirrel population to prevent further inroads being… […]

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