Coronavirus: all SSRS outdoor volunteer work suspended

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  Following the latest government guidelines, it has been agreed between Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels and the Scottish Wildlife Trust that all red squirrel outdoor volunteer work will be temporarily suspended with immediate effect.   This means that all registered Scottish Wildlife Trust volunteers carrying out grey squirrel control and/or survey work on behalf of […]

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News: Scotland’s red squirrel populations remain stable in latest survey report

  Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels has published the results of its 2019 annual survey, which indicate that most of Scotland’s red squirrel populations have remained stable for another year, and the notable decline in grey squirrel territory in the North East continues.   For almost a decade, Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels (SSRS) has been monitoring […]

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Coronavirus update for SSRS volunteers

  We couldn’t save Scotland’s red squirrels without the support of our volunteers, and your health and safety is of utmost importance to us. Following the latest advice from both the Scottish Government and our lead partner, the Scottish Wildlife Trust, we would like to issue the following guidance to all our volunteers in light […]

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New Tayside office location

  Our Tayside team have relocated to Blairgowrie.   The new office is more centrally located in the project area, allowing staff and volunteers to stay better connected. You can now reach the Tayside team at: Blairgowrie Business Centre Room 1 9 Reform Street Blairgowrie, PH10 6BD   Please note the landline phone number used […]

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Commendation for collaborative conservation efforts in Aberdeen

ALGE Awards Certificate

Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels have been working in partnership with Aberdeen City Council to develop strategies for protecting Scotland’s native red squirrels in the North East since the project first began. At the ALGE (Association of Local Government Ecologists) awards in December, this work was acknowledged with a special commendation certificate.     Celebrating ALGE’s 25th […]

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Vacancies: work with us in 2020

  We have not one but three exciting new opportunities to join the Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels team in 2020.   Conservation Officer Location: Aberdeen Region: North East Scotland (Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire) Contract: Fixed term until March 2022 Closing date: 12 noon, Monday 20 January The successful candidate will manage a small team of […]

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News: Almost 1000 squirrel sightings reported in one week during national survey

  Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels has published the results of this year’s Great Scottish Squirrel Survey, when over 600 people reported 828 sightings in just one week. The results will enhance conservationists’ understanding of squirrel populations across Scotland. The campaign, which ran from 23 – 29 September, encouraged the Scottish public to spend some time […]

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News: Red letter day – Plean’s first red squirrel entered home through letterbox

  The first recorded red squirrel in Plean near Stirling in many years was spotted in the most unlikely of places – a local resident’s living room.   William Higgins was surprised to find the animal frantically scrambling around his home last month. He said: “I was in the kitchen when I thought I heard […]

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News: Great Scottish Squirrel Survey launched to boost protection for native reds

Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels is calling on people all over Scotland to take part in the Great Scottish Squirrel Survey between 23 – 29 September.   During this week (which coincides with National Red Squirrel Week) the Scottish public will be encouraged to spend some time exploring the outdoors while keeping a lookout for both […]

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Helping It Happen Award Nomination for Red Squirrel Conservation

Helping it Happen Awards

  We are delighted to announce that we have been nominated as a finalist for the Scottish Land & Estates 2019 Helping It Happen Awards!   There are passionate and innovative businesses across rural Scotland that are taking new approaches to helping their local communities thrive, whether that’s providing high quality housing or providing employment […]

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