News: New research underway to trace the steps of urban squirrels

…radio and GPS (Global Positioning System) tracking. The results will support ongoing red squirrel conservation in the local area. The research is funded by Forestry & Land Scotland and will be carried out under a special licence from NatureScot. Grey squirrels were first introduced to Aberdeen in the 1970s. They soon replaced native red squirrels across the city and in… […]

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Squirrel Sightings: an inside look

…aren’t any others in the area. In Helensburgh however, no red squirrels had been recorded in living memory, only greys. That changed last year with a report of a red squirrel on the outskirts of the town, followed by further red sightings this year on the other side. So, now that you know how the whole thing works, please get… […]

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New threat to Perthshire’s red squirrels as greys reappear in Aberfeldy

…Chapel Road have raised the alarm once more. Tayside Conservation Officer Ann-Marie MacMaster said: “These recent sightings are a cause for concern because it could suggest that the grey squirrels spotted last year have now bred. If grey squirrels established themselves in the area, this would have devastating consequences for the local red population. “We are asking everyone in the […]

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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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Red Squirrel Rambles

…Find a route near you by downloading the ‘myGeoAdventure’ app for free from the Apple Store and through Google Play. The app currently includes the following Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels walking routes, which you can find by searching ‘Red Squirrel Ramble’. If you have issues with the myGeoAdventure app or your myGeoAdventure account, please contact the app developers directly.  … […]

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Activities

…what you find! Click the link below for the scavenger hunt checklist: DOWNLOAD Try our word search We’ve hidden away 10 squirrel related words, can you find them? Click the links below for the word search puzzle: DOWNLOAD ANSWERS Fill in the blanks Can you help us tell the story of Scotland’s red squirrel by filling in the blanks? Click… […]

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One small step for Perthshire’s reds

…moments to complete. This small success with potentially far-reaching protective significance would not have been possible without the support of the local community. So on behalf of the Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels Tayside Team, we would like to thank everyone who has been our eyes and ears on the ground. Together, we can protect Perthshire’s red squirrels for the future…. […]

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Grey squirrel control: connecting the dots

…volunteer you’ll have received a copy of this protocol as part of your training, alongside all other essential health & safety documentation. It’s a good idea to look over these regularly, and the easiest way to keep up-to-date is by joining the SSRS Community Hub. There you’ll find all the latest versions of grey squirrel control documentation, as well as… […]

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News: Take a red squirrel ramble with new digital walking routes

the Woodland Trusts’ St. Ronans Wood in Innerleithen. They can be accessed on a mobile device through the ‘MyGeoAdventure’ app. Walkers will be guided step-by-step through their journey, prompted with quizzes, challenges and the opportunity to collect wildlife tokens. Funded by National Lottery players, the Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels project operates in areas where red squirrels are most at risk… […]

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