Squirrelpox: Staying ahead of the spread

…been taking blood samples from grey squirrels which are then tested for the presence of squirrelpox antibodies. A very small number of grey squirrels have tested positive for squirrelpox antibodies between 2013 and 2020 in the Central Lowlands, the most northerly of which was at Plean, near Bannockburn. It is unclear how the disease arrived here, as we have detected… […]

Read More…

Community Hub FAQs

…minute 01:58). Find your group’s homepage and click ‘Join group’ to send the request. The group Hub Admin will accept you in. Can I set up a joint account on Hub e.g. Mr & Mrs Brown? We advise that you each have you own individual account on Hub, you may have different volunteer roles and we need to sign you… […]

Read More…

Red Squirrel Rambles

…Hazlehead Park, Aberdeen | North East Scotland Take a stroll through formal gardens, woodland and nature trails on the lookout for signs of squirrels.   Duration: 50 Minutes Facilities: Parking, Public Toilets Public Transport Available Nearby: Yes Difficulty: Easy Wilderness Ranking: 1/3   Atholl Estates’ Glen Tilt, Blair Atholl | Tayside Explore historic woodland on the beautiful at Atholl Estates’… […]

Read More…

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… […]

Read More…

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… […]

Read More…

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

…the natural woodland habitat in which it evolved. Without your efforts, we simply could not hope to succeed in the task we have set ourselves. Generations to come would be denied the pleasure we take for granted in the healthy woods that are now threatened as never before, and of which the red squirrel is both the symbol and, by… […]

Read More…

South Scotland

…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 Borders Ryan Greenwood Conservation Officer rgreenwood@scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk Sarah Cooper Community Engagement Officer scooper@scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk […]

Read More…

This Year's Sightings