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
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
A new blog post up on our website...."The Riddle of the Balding Squirrels". https://scottishsquirrels.org.uk/news/article/the-riddle-of-the-balding-squirrels/ The Riddle of the Balding Squirrels Why are some squirrels losing so much hair in the spring that parts of them are completely bald? Every year in April to May we get a flurry … [read more]
We are hiring!!!!
Following on from our recent big exciting funding news we are now looking for more members to expand our squirrel scurry! The various posts looking to be filled are....
Conservation Officer - Tayside (maternity leave)
Conservation Officer - South West Scotland
Community Engagement Officer - South Scotland
Data Officer - Edinburgh
Administrator - Edinburgh
Communications and Engagement Officer - Edinburgh
Looking forward to meeting our new team members!
More details here.. https://scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk/about-us/working-with-us/job-vacancies/ timeline photos
Sorry folks that the page has been so quiet recently. All us project officers have been running around the countryside organising our annual survey. Always a hoachin' time of year. Great to come back to the office to spread our joy that we have been offered a Heritage Lottery Fund grant to help us continue our work over the next five years. Within this we will be needing all the help we can get from our wonderful loyal volunteers and hopefully many new faces. The last couple of weeks have seen a huge surge in people contacting us wanting to get involved. I'm sorry if we've not got back to everyone yet but as things settle down over the next couple weeks we will be in touch! Thank you everyone here for your continued support! https://scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk/news/major-boost-for-scotlandrsquos-red-squirrels-thanks-to-national-lottery-funding/ Major boost for Scotland’s red squirrels thanks to National Lottery funding - Scottish Wildlife Trust The Trust has been awarded a grant of £2.46 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund for the Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels – Developing… [read more]
Do you know a conservation hero in north east Scotland? The North East Scotland Biodiversity Partnership, of which Saving Scotland's Red Squirrels is a member, is launching the Biodiversity Achievement Awards! Follow the link for more info north east scotland biodiversity partnership As part of our 20 Year Celebrations, we want to highlight local heroes from the last two decades. Are you, or do you know a Biodiversity Cha… [read more]