News: Appeal to Kincardineshire residents to help protect Aberdeenshire’s red squirrel

  Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels is asking Kincardineshire residents to help protect red squirrel populations by reporting all sightings of red squirrels and their non-native cousin, the grey squirrel.   Grey squirrels are known to occur sporadically in low numbers between the Rivers South Esk and North Esk, the latter forming a natural boundary between […]

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News: Call to report squirrel sightings in Stirling

  Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels is calling for the public to report sightings of both red and grey squirrels in Stirling and the wider area to help protect local red squirrel populations.   Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels, a partnership project led by the Scottish Wildlife Trust, has been monitoring squirrel populations since 2009. Public sightings […]

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News: Rare white red squirrel spotted in Tayside

  A rare white squirrel has been photographed near Dunkeld in Tayside.   Chris Eddington was taken by surprise while having breakfast when he spotted an unfamiliar animal in his garden through the kitchen window. With a camera close at hand, he managed to capture photographs of the visitor. The sighting and photographs were reported […]

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Coronavirus: all SSRS outdoor volunteer work suspended

SSRS squirrel icon

  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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