Saving Scotland's Red Squirrels

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Help Solway Forests with your best red squirrel snaps

20180815_161639 The Solway Forests Red Squirrel Network, one of the newest volunteer networks to emerge in South Scotland, is raising funds and awareness through an amateur photography competition. … read more

North East towns at the forefront of efforts to save Scotland’s red squirrels

2 grey squirrel (c) Bob Coyle square Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels is urging the public to be on the lookout as recent grey squirrel sightings have been reported in crucial areas for red squirrel conservation. … read more

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