Argaty Red Kites celebrate their other star species with a new red squirrel hide

…Argaty Red Kites has since become a popular tourist attraction and education centre, where bringing people closer to Scotland’s wildlife goes hand in hand with protecting and supporting it. The new Woodland Hide is more than just a great opportunity for photographers and wildlife enthusiasts to see another one of Scotland’s iconic species, it also marks a significant milestone in… […]

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How can mathematical modelling help save red squirrels in Scotland?

…of grey squirrel control operations, the likely spread of grey squirrels beyond the Highland Boundary Line and the impacts of forest management scenarios on red squirrel survival in designated ‘stronghold’ sites. A red squirrel infected with squirrelpox. Squirrelpox is carried by grey squirrels without causing them any harm. Red squirrels do not typically have immunity and the disease will be… […]

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An Autumn Overview of Tree ID

…tree?   Earlier this year, members of the Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels team went on a tree ID training day. Here’s a few tips that they wanted to share along with some useful links to see you on any autumn identification adventures.   The basics Coniferous or deciduous? When submitting a squirrel sighting, we give options to select what type… […]

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Coronavirus: Temporary suspension of SSRS non-essential volunteer work

…other volunteer work, including those participating in operational surveys, will be suspended until further notice.   The Trust will review these temporary suspensions in the New Year, as and when new Government guidelines are issued, and we will keep all of our volunteers full informed of any changes that arise. A member of the Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels team will… […]

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See you in a few years…

Original Author: Paul McDonald   Paul McDonald, Project Officer for Argyll & the Trossachs, is very sad to be leaving the project this week. Please continue to report your sightings on this website!   Sadly, this is my last week working as Project Officer for Saving Scotland’s Red squirrels. I’ve had a very interesting year of work, with some great… […]

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Images of Saving Britain’s Native Squirrel

  By Rebecca Witt   Earlier this year, student and wildlife photographer Rebecca Witt spent some time with Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels as part of her mission to capture Britain’s red squirrel conservation movement on camera.   Hello! My name is Rebecca and I had the pleasure of working with Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels (SSRS) for my final year university… […]

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Notice for Spring Survey volunteers

…specific volunteer openings can be found on the Scottish Wildlife Trust’s Volunteering Opportunities page. Do keep in touch with your local Conservation Officer or Community Engagement Officer if you have any questions or concerns.   What should I do with my 2020 Spring Survey kit? Please read over the guidance and instructions below for your survey area: North East If… […]

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This Year's Sightings