Welcome to the Castle Douglas and District Regional Network Group

The Castle Douglas and District Red Squirrel Group are developing a network of active volunteers who are carrying out monitoring, raising public awareness, engaging with local communities and landowners and undertaking grey squirrel control. Our area covers the communities of Castle Douglas, Parton, Springholm, Crocketford, Kirkpatrick Durham, Gelston and everywhere in between!  Red squirrels are still thriving in our area but they are coming under increasing threat from the introduced grey squirrel which outcompetes the red squirrels for food and carries the deadly squirrelpox virus. We are looking for volunteers from all over the district to join our Group, get involved in active conservation and helps us to ensure the future of our iconic red squirrels.