Saving Scotland's Red Squirrels

Research publications

 

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

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

Pine martens and squirrels

pine_marten_2 Scotland's pine marten population continues to grow in numbers and expand in range. The popular press have picked up on the findings of some fantastic research carried out in Ireland that was published last year. Here Dr Emma Sheehy, explains more about what she found and what she is studying here in Scotland. Saving Scotland's Red Squirrels works closely with Dr Sheehy and we await her results from the current study. Read on to find out more.  … read more

The Spring Survey

hair_id You may have seen reference to our annual spring survey. Find out more about what's involved, and how the Project Officers go through all the results.   … read more

Fed Up With Feederboxes? No Way!

Squirrel in feeder box (c) Katrina Martin, 2020VISION Lorna Hutchison, Volunteer Project Assistant for Argyll and the Trossachs, tells us about her role in this season's squirrel monitoring. … read more

Black and white or shades of grey?

Grey squirrel on branch (c) Elliott Neep, neepimages.com Paul McDonald, Project Officer for Argyll, the Trossachs and Stirling, explains the science behind grey squirrel control. … read more

The road to recovery

Red squirrel (c) Harry Hogg As we celebrate our 50th Anniversary, we have a golden opportunity to ensure that red squirrels remain an integral part of Scotland’s landscape for generations to come. … 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