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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Community action in Galloway

…progress to date has been made easier through the support of Gatehouse Development Initiative and Cream o’Galloway. We have also received small grants from Red Squirrels in South Scotland, the Murray-Usher Foundation and Gatehouse Community Council (Common Good Fund). Whilst we are grateful for this help, our main asset is the enthusiasm and commitment of our growing force of volunteers…. […]

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SNOW DAY!

…I had a blast! I think that an activity like this could even, potentially, work with children. Get out and make one, yourselves, the next time that there’s a big dump of snow! Please post any pictures of your snow squirrels (or their woodland friends) on our Facebook page, after you “like” it: https://www.facebook.com/SavingScotlandsRedSquirrels While you’re out there, keep an… […]

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Cycling for Squirrels

…motivating to have a purpose to the hard work and sore legs (Peat Inn is 200 metres above sea level – ooyah!) and if any SSRS supporters would like to push me on I have started a Just Giving page at https://www.justgiving.com/Kensredsquirrelcycle where you can donate. If you do, I’ll dedicate a mile to you on my way to Edinburgh…. […]

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Suspected squirrelpox cases on the Solway Coast

…any wildlife feeding stations. We also ask that people across the Solway Coast please 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 a sick red squirrel, either in your garden, or while outdoors exercising, please contact squirrels@scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk…. […]

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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

…is working in priority areas across Scotland to protect red squirrels from the spread of the non-native grey squirrel. Gill Hatcher, SSRS Communications & Engagement Officer said: “We are asking everyone in Scotland to go out and enjoy the outdoors during Red Squirrel Week, look out for both red and grey squirrels and add your sightings to our online map… […]

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Welcoming volunteers back into the field this Volunteers’ Week

…volunteers, or by contacting your local Community Engagement Officer or Conservation Officer for other volunteer activities. We will continue to keep all of our volunteers fully informed of any changes to guidance and if you have any questions or concerns around outdoor volunteering at this time, please contact your local Community Engagement Officer, Conservation Officer, or contact us at squirrels@scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk…. […]

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Community Hub FAQs

…group or complete these details, but providing a postcode will help your group to coordinate activities. The Hub is not working Make sure your web browser is up-to-date Try clicking Ctrl + F5 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… […]

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This Year's Sightings