South Scotland

…squirrels under Forestry Grant Scheme funding, or join the project’s trap-loan scheme. Woodland owners, meanwhile, can adjust the management of their woods to benefit red squirrels. Please contact your local Conservation Officer for more information.   Area Contacts South West Kathryn Fingland Conservation Officer kfingland@scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk Giuliana Sinclair Community Engagement Officer gsinclair@scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk   Victoria Chanin Assistant Conservation Officer vchanin@scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk   Scottish… […]

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Activities

…what you find! Click the link below for the scavenger hunt checklist: DOWNLOAD Try our word search We’ve hidden away 10 squirrel related words, can you find them? Click the links below for the word search puzzle: DOWNLOAD ANSWERS Fill in the blanks Can you help us tell the story of Scotland’s red squirrel by filling in the blanks? Click… […]

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Argaty’s red squirrels are back in full force

…and the wall. This winter another was seen feeding on peanuts beside our visitor centre, several hundred metres from the nearest tree. They are regularly seen in our neighbours’ gardens too, pilfering the nuts left out for the birds. Truly, theirs has been the most remarkable recovery.   Red squirrels on Argaty © Lynn Bowser   Their comeback is not… […]

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Great Scottish Squirrel Survey

…map. We anticipate that the data collected during the Great Scottish Squirrel Survey will be verified, collated and published by December 2021. View 2020 Great Scottish Squirrel Survey Results   Share your stories Share your Great Scottish Squirrel Survey photos and stories with us by using the hashtag #GreatScottishSquirrelSurvey. Don’t forget to follow us on twitter and facebook for the […]

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Red Squirrel Rambles

…Find a route near you by downloading the ‘myGeoAdventure’ app for free from the Apple Store and through Google Play. The app currently includes the following Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels walking routes, which you can find by searching ‘Red Squirrel Ramble’. If you have issues with the myGeoAdventure app or your myGeoAdventure account, please contact the app developers directly.  … […]

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One small step for Perthshire’s reds

…efforts to remove the threat.   It has been observed throughout the UK that when grey squirrels move into an area, the local red squirrel population is gradually replaced due to competition for resources such as food and living space. Although grey squirrels occur in Dunkeld, this is generally the northern limit of their range in Perthshire. Sightings of greys… […]

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News: New research underway to trace the steps of urban squirrels

the wider Aberdeenshire countryside, further threatening important red squirrel populations in Grampian and the Highlands.   Grey Squirrel © Nicola Nuttall   Larger and more productive than their red counterparts, grey squirrels can rapidly out-compete red squirrels for food and living space, making it difficult for the native species to successfully breed and for their young to survive. Because of… […]

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Welcoming volunteers back into the field this Volunteers’ Week

  Covid-19 has presented a number of challenges since the start of the year and we are delighted to announce that, with the easing of restrictions, we can now begin to welcome wider Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels volunteers back into the field in perfect time for National Volunteers’ Week. We want to start by thanking everyone for their patience over […]

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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