Saving Scotland's Red Squirrels

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Beechmast and acorns everywhere

Red Squirrel youngster with hazelnuts © Ronnie Stokes A good mast year with lots of nuts around is good news and bad news for red squirrels.  Lots of food means an easier winter but it also means grey squirrels have an easy time too and will have higher breeding success the following year.

Image copyright: Ronnie Stokes … read more

Cross Border Squirrel Symposium

Red Squirrel youngster with hazelnuts © Ronnie Stokes Saving Scotland's Red Squirrel went along to the recent Cross-Border Squirrel Symposium to encourage landowners to take action for Red Squirrels.  The afternoon was full of fascinating talks and information, check out our partners, Scottish Land & Estates, review and links to the day below. … read more

A lucky escape!

Sometimes trail cameras pick up some pretty unusual animal behaviour... … read more

Squirrel Spring Antics

rusty1 Young squirrels are making their first trips out into the woods this month.  Keep your eyes open for mini-squirrels with fresh fluffy tails and let us know where you spotted them.  We'd love to hear if squirrels are breeding near you! … read more

Survey Season Approaches....

Red_Squirrel_SSRS The big focus for the SSRS team now is the annual spring survey.  … read more

We're back!

It's 2016 and we're raring to go!!! … read more

National Tree Week

Since 1975, National Tree Week has encouraged us to enjoy and respect our beautiful surroundings and appreciate all the services that trees and woods bring to us.  This is the best time of year for tree planting, so get out there and help our red squirrels by planting good food trees for them. … read more

This year's sightings

 
 
 

Programme leaders

Scottish Wildlife Trust Forestry Commission Scottish Land and Estates
 
Scottish Natural Heritage Red Squirrel Survival Trust RSPB