Welcome to the Rhins and Luce Red Squirrel Network Group

The Rhins & Luce Red Squirrel Network are developing a network of active volunteers who are carrying out survey and monitoring work, raising public awareness, engaging with local communities and landowners and undertaking essential grey squirrel control. Our remit area covers the communities of Glenluce, New Luce, Cairnryan, Stranraer, Stoneykirk and the entire Rhins peninsula! 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 Network, get involved in active conservation and help us to ensure the future of our iconic red squirrel.