Saving Scotland's Red Squirrels

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Images of Saving Britain’s Native Squirrel

Spring Survey - Collecting Samples (Rebecca Witt) square Earlier this year, student and wildlife photographer Rebecca Witt spent some time with Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels as part of her mission to capture Britain’s red squirrel conservation movement on camera. … read more

Volunteers’ Week 2018

survey square 1-7 June is Volunteers’ Week, a chance to say thank you to the hundreds of volunteers who make saving Scotland’s red squirrels possible.

We asked two of our spring survey volunteers to tell us more about their experience, including the highlights (and challenges!) of monitoring squirrel populations in Scotland. … read more

Busy breeding

12 (c) Mark Chambers square It’s about this time of year that many red squirrels set to work on producing a second litter of kits. Guest blogger Dr Sarah Garven gives us an insight into the life of a red squirrel during the busy breeding season. … read more

A new star species at Argaty Red Kites

DSC_6250 square Red squirrels AND red kites? Yes please! We were delighted to hear that a new red squirrel hide will open today at Argaty Red Kites. … read more

An update on the Heathhall squirrelpox outbreak

pox square One month on, Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels believe that the squirrelpox outbreak in Heathhall no longer poses an immediate threat to the local red squirrel population. However, we still need ongoing support from volunteers and the wider community. … read more

  • 3rd May 2018, by Dr Stephanie Johnstone
  • Blog

Suspected Squirrelpox outbreak near Dumfries threatens local red squirrel population

Heathhall Squirrelpox (c) Lisa Fuller square Saving Scotland's Red Squirrels has received multiple reports of red squirrels with suspected Squirrelpox virus in Heathall Forest on the outskirts of Dumfries. Locals are urged to remain vigilant as this fatal disease could have serious consequences for the local red squirrel population. … read more

  • 4th Apr 2018, by Saving Scotland's Red Squirrels
  • News

Invasive Species Week: the road to recovery

Grey Squirrel 39 (c) Bob Coyle (1) square The grey squirrel is one of the country’s most widely recognised animals, but not everyone knows that it is a non-native species. As 23 – 29 March is ‘Invasive Species Week’, we reflect on the progress that’s been made in managing and preventing the negative impact of grey squirrels on their native counterparts in Scotland. … read more

  • 26th Mar 2018, by Saving Scotland's Red Squirrels
  • Blog

This year's sightings

 
 
 

Project partners 

Scottish Wildlife Trust Forestry Commission Scottish Land and Estates
 
Scottish Natural Heritage Red Squirrel Survival Trust RSPBHeritage Lottery Fund