Saving Scotland's Red Squirrels

Squirrelpox

 

An update on the Heathhall squirrelpox outbreak

pox square One month on, Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels believe that the squirrelpox outbreak in Heathhall no longer poses an immediate threat to the local red squirrel population. However, we still need ongoing support from volunteers and the wider community. … read more

  • 3rd May 2018, by Dr Stephanie Johnstone
  • Blog

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
  • News

How clean are your feeders?

AdobeStock_(c) philipbird123 square It’s the RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch this weekend. Are your feeders filled up and ready to go? Once the fun is over, why not be a hero for nature and give them a good spring clean. You’ll be helping to keep your furry (and feathered) visitors happy and healthy.   … 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