Introducing the newest faces of our scurry

…an Administrative Assistant, and from June started her new role as Assistant Conservation Officer. When she is not busy saving red squirrels, Victoria works as a Freelance Ecologist, undertaking bat surveys, badger, amphibian, butterfly and botanical surveys. Victoria will be joining the South West team from Dalbeattie in Dumfries and Galloway once restrictions ease. Contact: vchanin@scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk   Dr Emma Sheehy:… […]

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Activities

…squirrels are great fun to make and you get to play with them afterwards! To get started you’ll need plain flour, salt, water, a baking tray lined with baking paper, an oven or airing cupboard, paintbrushes, acrylic paint and varnish. An adult will need to help younger children with parts of this activity. Follow the link below for our easy… […]

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Community Hub FAQs

…Can I join my local group without signing up as a volunteer? Yes, you can join your local group without registering as a volunteer, but you can’t join the survey or control groups without registering as a volunteer first, so you won’t have access to any survey data or control data. Does the group map show sightings from the current… […]

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Partners & Funders

…first identified as a priority species in the UK Biodiversity Action Plan. NatureScot is a principle funder of the project, and helps ensure that the project works within national strategic aims.   Visit website Scottish Forestry Scottish Forestry is the Scottish Government agency responsible for forestry policy, support and regulation. It is a principle project funder and plays an important… […]

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Great Scottish Squirrel Survey

for the latest Great Scottish Squirrel Survey news.   Get involved There are a variety of outdoor and online events happening throughout the Survey week, check out our events page for more details.   If you are a member of a community group, wildlife organisation or visitor attraction in Scotland you could help us spread the word or even host… […]

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News: Record participation in national squirrel survey

…outdoors. Both species seen throughout the week were reported to scottishsquirrels.org.uk for inclusion in a national database that directly influences conservation action. A total of 548 grey squirrel and 2612 red squirrel sightings were reported to the project during the survey, almost eight times as many sightings as would be reported in a typical week and almost four times the… […]

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Privacy Policy

…on our work, by sending you our newsletter volunteer workshop events We will also collect personal data to facilitate your volunteering, for example: application, reference, skills and disclosure details role capacity declaration of interests attendance, training and performance management vehicle checks accident and near miss reports Where you support our activities in other ways, we might collect, for example: squirrel… […]

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

…of the men and women who volunteer their time to protect woods and red squirrels against destruction. I am so very grateful to all of you, as volunteers, for the crucial role you play in this ongoing battle to protect and restore a precious part of our natural heritage. This brings you all my warmest good wishes, together with every… […]

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Squirrelpox: Staying ahead of the spread

…red and grey squirrels in the event of a disease outbreak. We recommend an anti-viral solution such as Virkon-S. Squirrel sightings also have an important role to play in monitoring distribution changes over time and assessing areas where both red and grey squirrels come into close proximity. Sightings of both species can be reported through our website at https://scottishsquirrels.org.uk/squirrel-sightings/. And… […]

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Vital protections for red squirrels at risk

…listed under schedules 5 and 8 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, to the UK Government and the devolved administrations. The Scottish Government will carefully consider any recommendations made by the JNCC. However, before deciding whether to make any changes to the animals listed under the Wildlife and Countryside Act, we would have to be satisfied that in doing… […]

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This Year's Sightings