Building a Volunteer Network

insurance. For more information on building and growing your red squirrel network, please read our 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… […]

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Community action in Galloway

in Northumberland!). I also saw the Glenkens Red Squirrel Group come into existence in 2014 and was persuaded to start up a group in Gatehouse in early 2015. Although we only get odd sightings of greys here, individuals testing positive for squirrelpox have previously been recovered from surrounding Newton Stewart, Dalbeattie and New Galloway, so the need for grey control… […]

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SNOW DAY!

inches of snow had laid overnight and that the snow was still falling heavily. I live in a cozy, small bothy on a farm just outside of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, about one kilometer up a rough dirt track. And that track was not passable in my small car. Knowing that I was able to postpone my… […]

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Suspected squirrelpox cases on the Solway Coast

…unwell and the lesions make it difficult to eat or drink, climb or walk, in almost all cases leading to death within two weeks. A sick red squirrel was retrieved by the SSPCA from Auchencairn © L. Read   If you live within the area and witness any sick red squirrels or grey squirrels in your garden, please immediately remove… […]

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

…to know more about how the situation has changed in the past year. Reporting a squirrel sighting is a simple thing anyone can do to help.” Grey squirrels were introduced to Scotland in Victorian times and have since replaced our native red squirrel in many parts of the country. They out-compete reds for food and living space and can also… […]

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Welcoming volunteers back into the field this Volunteers’ Week

…Assessment followed. Volunteers can now undertake operational survey work, which was previously suspended All face to face training activities can now recommence, including trail camera and operational survey training for volunteers In-person Volunteer Network Group meetings can now commence, adhering to Government guidelines on meeting others indoors or outdoors Leaflet drops are now permitted for volunteers As highlighted in our… […]

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Community Hub FAQs

…(Scottish Wildlife Trust registered) – Central Lowlands and North East Go to www.scottishsquirrels.org.uk Click the Hub Login box, then click Register Once registered, login with your details Join the SSRS volunteering group (following the steps in this video, especially at the beginning and at minute 01:58). A member of the team will be in touch and/or send you an invite… […]

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This Year's Sightings