Saving Scotland's Red Squirrels



Pine martens: a natural ally

marten-square A new study has confirmed that Scotland’s recovering pine martens are having a positive effect on red squirrels.  … read more

Spring into survey time

feeder box square It’s February and preparations are well underway for the 2018 squirrel survey. Conservation Officer Alexa Seagrave explains what the survey is all about and why spring is such a great time to get outdoors and look for squirrels. … read more

How clean are your feeders?

AdobeStock_(c) philipbird123 square It’s the RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch this weekend. Are your feeders filled up and ready to go? Once the fun is over, why not be a hero for nature and give them a good spring clean. You’ll be helping to keep your furry (and feathered) visitors happy and healthy.   … read more

Volunteer to help red squirrels in 2018

59 red squirrel-3489 (c) Steve Gardner square Could 2018 be the year you take action for your local wildlife? The Glenkens Red Squirrel Group is looking for volunteers to help them protect their red squirrels, and there’s lots you can do to get involved in other project areas too. … read more

A red squirrel treasure hunt

Pinecones2 (c) Elana Bader Did you ever pick up pinecones when you were little? Maybe you still do! Here at Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels we’re always keeping one eye to the ground, because even when red squirrels are being elusive, they might be leaving clues behind. … read more

  • 30th Nov 2017, by Gill Hatcher
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Local update: getting into the squirrel spirit

201710 Balmaha square Conservation Officer Mary-Anne Collis gives us an update on what’s been happening in Argyll, Trossachs and Stirlingshire. … read more

  • 10th Nov 2017, by Mary-Anne Collis
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Where have all my red squirrels gone?

6LR (c) No Bad Photos square They may not be visiting our gardens as often, but autumn is one of the busiest times of year for red squirrels. It's also the best time to get out into nature and see them in action as they prepare for the winter months ahead.  … read more

  • 18th Oct 2017, by Gill Hatcher
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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