Speakers FAQs

…of your presentation. What if I want to show a video as part of my presentation? If you want to show a video e.g. camera trap footage or a mini presentation from an additional contributor, please don’t embed this within your slides. Instead, indicate in your presentation where this should go and send the file separately. Our CrowdComms technician will… […]

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Notice for Spring Survey volunteers

…regional guidance listed below for advice on remaining survey equipment. We are incredibly grateful for the hard work and dedication that went into this year’s Spring Survey, and we hope that we can offer more opportunities in the future that you will find equally rewarding. There are all sorts of other ways you can get involved in the project, and… […]

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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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VolunteerFAQs

…yet ready to become independent – especially after the interruptions to SSRS support brought about by the Covid restrictions and by staffing difficulties. This new project phase is intended to give the groups the additional support they need to become fully independent within the 2-year timeframe. What support will be available for independent networks after March 2022? Independent groups can […]

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Great Scottish Squirrel Survey

…the situation. What makes the Great Scottish Squirrel Survey so great is that anyone can take part from anywhere in Scotland. Areas of known squirrel territory are equally important as those where few squirrels have been seen before. You can view all our previous sightings records here. Last year over 2100 people reported 3160 squirrel sightings in just one week…. […]

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Squirrel Sightings: an inside look

…  Verification Our job is to look at each sighting to make sure that all the details are correct including the grid reference; we have had the occasional sighting seeming to indicate a squirrel swimming in the North Sea! It is a huge job going through the thousands of sightings that come in throughout GSSS week, and we are fortunate… […]

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Activities

…the links below for the activity sheet: DOWNLOAD ANSWERS Colouring printouts What squirrels eat A dot-to-dot colouring sheet. Download the printable PDF: DOWNLOAD Colour in the red squirrel’s coat Red squirrels can come in a variety of colours, what will this one be? Download the printable PDF: DOWNLOAD Get creative with this fluffy red Can you create texture with your… […]

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Get Involved

…our volunteer network directory to find out if there is a group operating in your area. Contact us or join our online Community Hub to express interest. Join a local volunteer network Landscape-scale community action is the key to the long-term survival of Scotland’s red squirrels. The project is supporting red squirrel networks across our priority areas. The networks are… […]

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This Year's Sightings