Partners & Funders

Our partners & funders Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels is led by the Scottish Wildlife Trust in partnership with NatureScot, Scottish Forestry, Scottish Land & Estates, Forestry & Land Scotland and RSPB Scotland. The project is funded by National Lottery players through The National Lottery Heritage Fund, Project Partners, Aberdeen City Council, and Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park The… […]

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Get Involved

Get involved Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels has been working hard since 2009 to ensure red squirrels continue to have a home in Scotland. Our efforts are making a difference — in many of our project areas red squirrels are already beginning to make a comeback. However, there’s still a lot to do. With the help of our volunteers, we are… […]

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News: ‘Booster’ project will protect Scotland’s red squirrels for another two years

  The Scottish Wildlife Trust is pleased to announce that the Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels project has secured initial funding for a two-year transitional project phase in April 2022.   This ‘booster’ phase will enable the project to complete its aims and plan for the long-term future, leaving a legacy of sustainable and community-led red squirrel conservation across the south… […]

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Argyll, Trossachs & Stirling

Argyll, the Trossachs & Stirling Successfully defending the Highland Boundary Line to protect north Scotland’s red squirrels through strategic control and monitoring With vast tree canopies and plentiful food supply, the forests of west Scotland are home to healthy numbers of red squirrels. However, grey squirrels spreading northwards from the Central Belt and westwards from Stirlingshire and Perthshire continue to… […]

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News: Get squirrel spotting during the Great Scottish Squirrel Survey next week!

Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels is calling on members of the public to take part in the nationwide Great Scottish Squirrel Survey now taking place between 10-16 October (National Red Squirrel Week). Now in its fourth year, the squirrel spotting campaign is hoping to build on the previous successes of this important effort. Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels (SSRS) is a partnership… […]

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Studying the life of the urban red squirrel

  Kat Fingland joined SSRS in May 2021 as the new Conservation Officer for South West Scotland. Prior to starting the role, she has spent the past five years researching the red squirrels of Formby, Merseyside, for her PhD at Nottingham Trent University, studying how red squirrels have adapted to live alongside people in urban environments.   Approximately two-thirds of… […]

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All things invasive with the Scottish Invasive Species Initiative

  This week is national Invasive Species Week, 13-17 May, which aims to raise awareness across Great Britain about invasive species and their impacts.   Being a project all about invasive species, here at the Scottish Invasive Species Initiative, we’re quite excited about having a whole week of lots of people talking about Invasive Species and we’d love everyone to… […]

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

  Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels is appealing for help to stop the spread of grey squirrels into the Mearns region of Aberdeenshire.   Recently a number of grey squirrels have been found north of the River North Esk in areas including Marykirk, St Cyrus and Benholm. Without urgent action, local red squirrel populations in the Mearns are at risk. The… […]

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