Privacy Policy

…key definitions to describe people mentioned in this notice. These are definitions used by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK’s independent body set up to uphold information rights (www.ico.org.uk) ‘Data subject’: this is you. As the data subject, we respect your right to control your data. ‘Data controller’: this is us, the Scottish Wildlife Trust. We determine why and… […]

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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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Building a Volunteer Network

…PARC ( ‘priority areas for red squirrel conservation’) boundaries in the South , groups can r esearch and apply for various funding opportunities . “ My start-up funds (ca. £600), used to print publicity materials and buy traps, hoppers and bait, came from residual funds held by Red Squirrels in South Scotland, a local charity (Murray-Usher Foundation) and my Community… […]

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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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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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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