Saving Scotland's Red Squirrels

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Suspected Squirrelpox outbreak near Dumfries threatens local red squirrel population

Heathhall Squirrelpox (c) Lisa Fuller square Saving Scotland's Red Squirrels has received multiple reports of red squirrels with suspected Squirrelpox virus in Heathall Forest on the outskirts of Dumfries. Locals are urged to remain vigilant as this fatal disease could have serious consequences for the local red squirrel population. … read more

  • 4th Apr 2018, by Saving Scotland's Red Squirrels
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2017 squirrel survey reveals Scotland’s red squirrels are holding on strong

128 Feeder Box-4 (c) Raymond Leinster square Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels has published the results of its 2017 annual survey, which indicate that overall Scotland’s red squirrel populations have stabilised, with significant gains in the North East. … read more

  • 7th Feb 2018, by Saving Scotland's Red Squirrels
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New sightings signal red squirrels’ return to Aberdeen city parks and gardens

128 Feeder Box-4 (c) Raymond Leinster square For the first time in many years, red squirrels have been spotted at Aberdeen’s James Hutton Institute and near the University of Aberdeen— a promising sign that this charismatic species is making a comeback in the city.  … read more

  • 15th Nov 2017, by Saving Scotland's Red Squirrels
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Call to report red squirrel sightings in Dumfries & Galloway

63 red squirrel-3525 (c) Steve Gardner square Saving Scotland's Red Squirrels is calling for the public to report more red squirrel sightings in Dumfries & Galloway to help paint a truer picture of the region's native wildlife. … read more

  • 10th Oct 2017, by Saving Scotland's Red Squirrels
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The reds are back in Aberdeen!

red1 square Recent feeder box monitoring and camera trapping carried out in Countesswells and Foggieton Woods, near Aberdeen, indicates a rosy future for red squirrels. … read more

  • 20th Sep 2017, by Forestry Commission Scotland
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Major boost for Scotland’s red squirrels thanks to National Lottery funding

126 Red with nice background RL The Scottish Wildlife Trust has been awarded a grant of £2.46 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for the Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels – Developing Community Action project.

Over the next five years Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels will enlist many more volunteers from communities in our three key regions to carry out practical work to protect and strengthen red squirrel populations in their local area, and in turn safeguard squirrels across Scotland.

We aim to provide high quality training and support to hundreds of local people and land managers to take on a vital role in the long–term protection of the country’s red squirrels.

Image copyright: Raymond Leinster … read more

All change..... but business as usual!

Portrait_ With various vacancies appearing within SSRS you could be forgiven for thinking something was up. It's far from the case- just folk retiring, moving on, and moving positions! (Photo: Raymond Leinster) … read more

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