Welcome to the Lower Nithsdale Regional Network Group


The Lower Nithsdale Red Squirrel Group (LNRSG) was formed in 2018 and the groups’ remit area takes in the Lower Nith Valley from Auldgirth to the sea and includes the town of Dumfries. Red squirrels are still doing well in this area but they are coming under increasing threat from non-native grey squirrels that are moving into Dumfries town and the surrounding countryside and bringing with them the deadly squirrelpox virus. The LNRSG aims to remove grey squirrels and reduce the threat of the squirrelpox virus and promote the conservation and enjoyment of our native red squirrels in the town and throughout the Lower Nith Valley.