Record participation in national squirrel survey

…to run the Great Scottish Squirrel Survey for the second time, and the survey is expected to be carried out again in autumn 2021. Sightings can be reported year-round but this concentrated campaign provides valuable data and understanding of both red and grey squirrel distribution changes, helping focus conservation efforts on the areas where red squirrels are most under threat…. […]

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Busy breeding

…onwards sibling groups of juveniles venturing out and playing together, often during the day   WHAT YOU CAN DO If you find an ill or injured squirrel or young in need of help, contact the SSPCA who can care for them. If you are lucky enough to spot squirrel families or young ones venturing out, registering your sightings, and sharing… […]

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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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Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels

…are making a difference — in many places, red squirrels are already making a comeback. However, there is still a lot of work to do. With your help, we can continue to protect them. Volunteer Join a local group Events Sightings Seen a squirrel? We want to hear about it! All sightings are valuable, whether they’re from your back garden… […]

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Community action in Galloway

…we arrive to do something about it. But if we can keep the greys at bay, and thereby reduce the risk of a pox outbreak, I think we can expect to hold on to our reds for a long time to come. Road sign installed at Cally Woods, an area popular with red squirrels and tourists alike! Community support Our… […]

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This Year's Sightings