Leaping into the future

…of course, protect red squirrels by managing the spread of grey squirrels in priority areas across Scotland. We’ve faced significant challenges along the way, not least due to the impact of Covid-19, but there is a lot to celebrate, from red squirrels making a comeback in Aberdeen to the network of 18 volunteer groups now taking action across the south… […]

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

…Scotland for Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels said: “Grey squirrels moving north from Angus into Aberdeenshire are a serious threat to local red squirrels, as well as the core Scottish population in the Highlands. The recent reports from the Mearns are worrying and we need help to stop the spread of grey squirrels in the area. “Grey squirrels threaten red squirrels… […]

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Speakers FAQs

…a question they will type this into the Q&A bar. It then goes to a moderator (a member of the SSRS team) who will decide whether to make it visible or not. Once visible other viewers can ‘like’ the question to upvote it. Each Q&A session will have a chair (a member of the SSRS team) who will help direct… […]

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Get Involved

Community Engagement Officer dedicated to protecting key red squirrel populations with the help of landowners and volunteers Campaigns to spread the word about the lives of red squirrels, the problems that they face and the wider appreciation of Scotland’s wildlife and work to protect it. Donations to the Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels project are processed by the Scottish Wildlife Trust…. […]

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Argyll, Trossachs & Stirling

…not only out-compete reds, some also carry the deadly squirrelpox virus. If their spread was allowed to continue, Scotland’s red squirrel stronghold in the southern Highlands would be at serious risk. Complete removal of grey squirrels from the Central Lowlands is not a practical option. The aim here is containment of the grey squirrel population to prevent further inroads being… […]

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News: The Great Scottish Squirrel Survey returns in an important year for squirrel sightings

…carry squirrelpox, a virus that doesn’t harm them but is fatal to reds. Squirrel sightings help the National Lottery-funded project understand how the distribution of each species is changing over time, and can also alert staff to situations where grey squirrels are posing an immediate threat to the local red population. The Great Scottish Squirrel Survey week will also feature… […]

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South Scotland

…and enthusiastic volunteers across the region, providing them with the training and support they need to monitor, promote and protect red squirrels where they live. Join a Local Group   Achievements to date Declining grey squirrel numbers – Simple analysis of trapping results has shown an overall decline in grey squirrel numbers across the region (to almost zero in places)…. […]

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Introducing the newest faces of our scurry

  2020 was a year of change for many, and for Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels, we were fortunate enough to welcome in new members of the team while overcoming the challenges of covid-19. Having worked from home since starting their roles, we wanted to take the opportunity to bring forward the newest faces of SSRS from behind their computer screens… […]

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

…Wales to all volunteers fighting for the survival of the red squirrel.   HRH The Prince of Wales is Patron of the Red Squirrel Survival Trust, one of our project partners, who are working closely with volunteers and members of regional and local red squirrel groups across the UK. Today the Red Squirrel Survival Trust shared the kind words received… […]

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This Year's Sightings