Get Involved

…people all over Scotland actively exploring outdoors on the lookout for squirrels to help provide us with a detailed snapshot of the situation. To find out more about the survey and how you can get involved in future events, please visit the Great Scottish Squirrel Survey campaign page. If you create an account with our Community Hub, you can also… […]

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Squirrelpox: Staying ahead of the spread

…being lethargic and unable to feed properly.   © Lisa Fuller   If you suspect a red squirrel may have squirrelpox, please contact us directly. Photographs can be extremely helpful in assessing symptoms. You can help reduce the spread of squirrelpox and other infections by ensuring wildlife feeding equipment is regularly disinfected, and by removing any feeders visited by both… […]

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Celebrating a red squirrel champion

…and his generosity in sharing his ideas with everybody so welcome! Peter has definitely become a leading force in getting the squirrel volunteers of South Scotland united by making it simple for squirrel groups to communicate with each other. I am very much looking forward to what he comes up with next and I can’t wait to work together to… […]

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HRH The Prince of Wales gives special thanks to volunteers on Red Squirrel Appreciation Day

…of the men and women who volunteer their time to protect woods and red squirrels against destruction. I am so very grateful to all of you, as volunteers, for the crucial role you play in this ongoing battle to protect and restore a precious part of our natural heritage. This brings you all my warmest good wishes, together with every… […]

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Privacy Policy

…about your volunteering interests your preferences of how you would like us to contact you ways you’ve helped us through volunteering your time records of events you’ve attended, or campaigns or activities that you’ve been involved in Sometimes we will collect other information about you such as your date of birth and gender. When we do so, we will be… […]

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Coronavirus: Temporary suspension of SSRS non-essential volunteer work

…through the Community Hub Grey Squirrel Control Group documents, or by contacting your local Community Engagement Officer or Conservation Officer. We ask those continuing with voluntary control work to keep abreast of any further changes in the Scottish Government’s coronavirus advice and please ensure compliance with coronavirus restrictions in your local authority area by visiting https://www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19/.   Survey volunteers All… […]

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A lucky escape!

…to see this- watch it right to the end! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZXZfnzXA4E This footage was caught just after 6am in early May. It clearly shows a tawny owl swoop in and land on the tree just above where the squirrel was. Amazing! Now what we don’t know is what the tawny owl was up to. It may well have been sizing up… […]

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This Year's Sightings