Squirrelpox: Staying ahead of the spread

for red squirrels and, in the longer term, reduce the rate of transmission of the virus. If you are interested in getting involved to help slow the spread of squirrelpox , please get in touch, or read our Squirrelpox Action in the Central Lowlands Toolkit for more information. Read the full report: Squirrelpox Detection in the Central Lowlands 2017-2020  … […]

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Red Squirrel Rambles

…Difficulty: Medium Wilderness Ranking: 1/3   Forestry & Land Scotland’s Dalbeattie Forest | Dumfries & Galloway Discover the mixed woodland of Dalbeattie Forest and the tranquil shores of Plantain Loch on this red squirrel route.   Duration: 60 Minutes Facilities: Parking Public Transport Available Nearby: Yes Difficulty: Medium Wilderness Ranking: 2/3     Share your adventures with us We would… […]

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HRH The Prince of Wales gives special thanks to volunteers on Red Squirrel Appreciation Day

…from His Royal Highness.   HRH The Prince of Wales wrote: “21st January 2021 is Red Squirrel Awareness Day and, as Patron of the Red Squirrel Survival Trust, my thoughts turn naturally to all those throughout the United Kingdom who volunteer their skills and their time to fight for the survival of the red squirrel, and for native British trees,… […]

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Vital protections for red squirrels at risk

…Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) has proposed changes to the Wildlife and Countryside Act (1981) which could potentially remove this protection, and that of many other iconic yet threatened Scottish species, including pine martens. The proposed changes could mean that only those species “in imminent danger of extinction” would be afforded protection. Thanks to years of dedicated conservation efforts and… […]

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Great Scottish Squirrel Survey

The Great Scottish Squirrel Survey This Red Squirrel Week we’re calling on people all over Scotland to get outdoors, explore nature and be on the lookout for tufted ears and bushy tails for the return of the Great Scottish Squirrel Survey. Report your sightings of both red and grey squirrels between 20-26 September to provide us with a snapshot of… […]

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Argaty’s red squirrels are back in full force

computer down and head to the woods to feed our squirrels. If none are around I will linger a few minutes, as I do every day, and wait for the first one to come in. And as I stand watching it I will remember the excitement of that first squirrel sighting and wonder what my ten-year old self would say… […]

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Community Hub FAQs

forgotten your password please click the ‘forgot password’ button and check your email (and junk folder) for a reset link. Unactivated account When you register with the Hub you must activate your account so we can be sure it was really you who signed up. You will have received an email with an activation link – please check your junk… […]

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News: Take a red squirrel ramble with new digital walking routes

…sightings seen during walks can be reported to the project at scottishsquirrels.org.uk. All sightings are added to a national database that helps form the basis of long-term plans for red squirrel conservation in Scotland. Find a route near you by downloading the myGeoAdventure app for free from the Apple Store or Google Play, and searching ‘Red Squirrel Ramble’. LEARN MORE… […]

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This Year's Sightings