Building a Volunteer Network

…PARC ( ‘priority areas for red squirrel conservation’) boundaries in the South , groups can r esearch and apply for various funding opportunities . “ My start-up funds (ca. £600), used to print publicity materials and buy traps, hoppers and bait, came from residual funds held by Red Squirrels in South Scotland, a local charity (Murray-Usher Foundation) and my Community… […]

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

…highly invasive grey squirrel could also spread further into the Grampians and the Highlands, threatening Scotland’s largest populations of red squirrels. Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels is encouraging people to report sightings of both red and grey squirrels online. The project is also looking for volunteers in the area to support its vital conservation work. Sarah Woodfin, Monitoring Officer, North East… […]

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

…this, it is an offence to release a grey squirrel into the wild without a licence. Work has been underway since 2007 to reduce the threat to red squirrels in the region through a carefully targeted grey squirrel control programme. Today, grey squirrels are rarely seen beyond Aberdeen’s city limits, and the city’s parks and gardens have seen a steady… […]

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Argaty’s red squirrels are back in full force

…limited to our estate. Reds are now present across all of the surrounding countryside. Indeed, one morning whilst driving into Doune, our nearest village, one came bounding across the road and leapt into the children’s playpark. We have people to thank for this remarkable revival. Thanks to years of control carried out on this and other neighbouring estates, grey squirrels… […]

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Great Scottish Squirrel Survey

…out our events page for more details.   If you are a member of a community group, wildlife organisation or visitor attraction in Scotland you could help us spread the word or even host your own Great Scottish Squirrel Survey event. You can find out more in our campaign toolkit and contact us to discuss. Campaign toolkit Event poster templates… […]

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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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This Year's Sightings