Building a Volunteer Network

online guide . I f you live in one of ou r South Scotland priority areas and would like to get involved with an existing red squirrel group, please visit our Network Directory to find one near you.   Giuliana Sinclair Community Engagement Officer Area covered: South West Scotland gsinclair@scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk Sarah Cooper Community Engagement Officer Area covered: Scottish Borders scooper@scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk […]

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Black and white or shades of grey?

…squirrelly competition for seven million years. This evolutionary difference is essentially why the grey squirrels are currently such a great threat to the existence of red squirrels in Britain and Ireland. For seven million years, Eurasian red squirrels evolved with no close ecological competition: there are few tree-dwelling, nut- and seed-eating mammals in temperate Eurasia. Without true competition, the red… […]

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Reports of suspected squirrelpox near Cardrona

…ensure that all garden feeding stations are regularly cleaned with an anti-viral solution such as Virkon S, which is available to purchase online in tablet and powder form. If you see any sick red squirrels or grey squirrels at the feeding stations, please take them down and contact squirrels@scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk. All other sightings can be reported through our website at https://scottishsquirrels.org.uk/squirrel-sightings/…. […]

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Terms of Service

…provokes other community members, or is inappropriate, repetitive or off topic compromises your privacy or that of other contributors or that contain inappropriate personal information compromises sensitive data or confidential information You should be aware that your contributions may remain online indefinitely. 1.5 Disclaimer The SSRS website and its Content is intended to provide information for general and scientific use;… […]

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Celebrating a red squirrel champion

  Dr Peter Garson, Chair of the Gatehouse Squirrel Group, has been recognised as this year’s Species Champion in the Scottish Wildlife Trust’s Trustees’ Awards for Volunteering. Giuliana Sinclair, Community Engagement Officer for South West Scotland discusses how this award not only celebrates Peter’s immense dedication and drive but also stands as an inspiration to volunteers and communities across Scotland… […]

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Community Hub FAQs

…to hard refresh the page South Scotland volunteers… If you still have problems, contact your group Hub Admin The Hub Admin will contact the region’s Community Engagement Officer or squirrels@scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk if needed Can the Hub be used from a mobile? Yes, when connected to WiFi or data roaming, all the usual functionalities of the Hub work on a mobile, including… […]

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See you in a few years…

…colleagues and working in one of the most accessible scenic areas in Scotland: Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park (www.lochlomond-trossachs.org). Along with all of my red squirrel friends (and grey squirrel “enemies”…), I have seen an amazing variety of wildlife, including: otters, pine marten, red deer, roe deer, goosanders, ravens, and even a slow worm in this poor summer…. […]

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This Year's Sightings