Saving Scotland's Red Squirrels



Lovely dreich days in the west!

Food Abundance 1 The sun had to disappear at some point and it just happened to be when I am out and about finding out what food is on offer for the squirrels in my local patch. … read more

Squirrely games at Balmaha this Sunday!

32 Red Squirrel on branch (c) Photograph by Darin Smith Lorna (our volunteer project assistant) has been busy running around events chatting with people about the project. This weekend she will be helping the rangers at Balmaha with their "Nuts about squirrels" event. Come along! … read more

Our scurry has grown!

Newbies We now have a full team of project officers working in strategic locations in Scotland. Here's a little introduction from our newest recruits; Clare McInroy (Argyll, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs) and Kate Thomson (South West).

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Here comes autumn!

511A0587 As the seasons turn squirrel activity really picks up- read on to find out what our furry friends are up to. … read more

The Story of Rusty the Red

rusty1 The inspiring story of two very dedicated humans and one very lucky red squirrel kitten. Rescuing and rehabilitating any wild animal is fraught with challenges and red squirrels are no exception. Here is the tail, sorry tale, of Rusty the Red! … read more

Summer squirrel days

DSCF6365 Most people seem to think that taking school children into the woods getting them to cook lunch on an open campfire, then giving them axes and knives is crazy. But not at Green Aspirations. … read more


image1 A guest blog from Rosy of Deeside Knitwits. Rosy and the Knitwits have recently made some truly amazing knitted red squirrels which they have gifted to SSRS. Here's a bit of background into what they do and how it all started! And if you didn't know what 'knitadermy' was, you soon will! Over to Rosy.....  … read more

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