Welcome to the East Wigtownshire Regional Network Group


The East Wigtownshire Red Squirrel Group aims to protect the red squirrels of the River Cree catchment and the Machars Peninsula. We 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 volunteers come from communities across our area, from Glentrool to Whithorn. If you would like to get involved with red squirrel conservation in our area please get in touch. Red squirrels are still thriving in East Wigtownshire but are coming under increasing threat from the introduced grey squirrel and we are working together to ensure the future of our red squirrels.


Volunteer Opportunities in the Newton Stewart area

The Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels project, in conjunction with the East Wigtownshire Red Squirrel Group, are looking for volunteers to help with their exciting conservation project in the northern East Wigtownshire area.

Grey Squirrel Control Volunteers Needed

Tasks: trapping and humane dispatch of grey squirrels, liaising with other volunteer trappers, record keeping.

Availability: flexible to suit the volunteers.

What’s in it for you: working alongside a great team of staff and volunteers; learning new skills; being part of an exciting local conservation project helping to save an iconic Scottish species. Training, equipment and bait provided and travelling expenses available. 

Interested? Email: ewredsquirrelsgroup@gmail.com