All things invasive with the Scottish Invasive Species Initiative

…in on one of the pop-up stalls. Our programme of events can be viewed on our website at www.invasivespecies.scot/news-events We’ll be posting lots more information and facts this week about invasives species and what you can do to help, on our social media channels, so if you want to learn more follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.    … […]

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Scotland’s Red Squirrels

…give red squirrels a helping hand, especially in summer when their natural food is harder to find. Red squirrels will often visit bird feeders, but you can also buy (or make) specially designed squirrel feeders. For more information on what you can feed your garden red squirrels, download our supplementary feeding guide from the Publications page. There are risks to… […]

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Call for Scots to become a nation of squirrel spotters this Red Squirrel Week

  This Red Squirrel Week (24-30 September) the Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels (SSRS) project is calling on Scots to lend a hand by recording sightings of red and grey squirrels in their local area.   The project has created a new online Hub where people all over Scotland can help protect one of the UK’s most threatened species by reporting… […]

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Great Scottish Squirrel Survey

…themselves for the colder months ahead. By taking part you’ll be doing a small act to help protect one of Scotland’s most iconic yet threatened species, while joining in a mass citizen science event. When will we find out the results? Each sighting we receive is verified by a member of our team before being added to our online 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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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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A red squirrel first for Luss Estate

…be essential to ensure this trend continues. To keep up momentum and ensure our work is as effective as possible, we need more detailed information on what’s happening on the ground. Whether you’re a local or a visitor to the National Park you can help by reporting any sightings of both red and grey squirrels via our online sightings form…. […]

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New Conservation Officer calls for the public to help protect red squirrels in the Scottish Borders

  Laura Preston, the new Scottish Borders Conservation Officer for Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels, is calling on locals to help the project by reporting sightings of both red and grey squirrels online.   Laura joins Community Engagement Officer Alexa Seagrave in the project’s new regional office near Newton St Boswells. They will be working with landowners and volunteers to protect… […]

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News: Help stop the spread of grey squirrels in the Mearns

…highly invasive grey squirrel could also spread further into the Grampians and the Highlands, threatening Scotland’s largest populations of red squirrels. Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels is encouraging people to report sightings of both red and grey squirrels online. The project is also looking for volunteers in the area to support its vital conservation work. Sarah Woodfin, Monitoring Officer, North East… […]

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This Year's Sightings