2017 squirrel survey reveals Scotland’s red squirrels are holding on strong

  Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels has published the results of its 2017 annual survey, which indicate that overall Scotland’s red squirrel populations have stabilised, with significant gains in the North East.   © Raymond Leinster Since 2011, Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels has been monitoring squirrel populations in the parts of the country where red squirrels […]

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New sightings signal red squirrels’ return to Aberdeen city parks and gardens

  For the first time in many years, red squirrels have been spotted at Aberdeen’s James Hutton Institute and near the University of Aberdeen— a promising sign that this charismatic species is making a comeback in the city. © Raymond Leinster There have been three significant red squirrel sightings in recent weeks: one on the […]

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Call to report red squirrel sightings in Dumfries & Galloway

  Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels is calling for the public to report more red squirrel sightings in Dumfries & Galloway to help paint a truer picture of the region’s native wildlife.   Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels encourages the public to report their sightings of both red and grey squirrels, to help the project monitor the […]

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The reds are back in Aberdeen!

Original Author: Forestry Commission Scotland Recent feeder box monitoring and camera trapping carried out in Countesswells and Foggieton Woods, near Aberdeen, indicates a rosy future for red squirrels.   Source: Forestry Commission Scotland Recent feeder box monitoring and camera trapping carried out in Countesswells and Foggieton Woods, near Aberdeen, indicates a rosy future for red […]

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Major boost for Scotland’s red squirrels thanks to National Lottery funding

  Army of 800 volunteers will help secure the long-term survival of major red squirrel populations.   The Scottish Wildlife Trust has been awarded a grant of £2.46 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for the Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels – Developing Community Action project. Over the next five years Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels […]

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