Knowledge Fair – celebrating five years of community action

…Collis, SSRS Conservation Officer Building a volunteer network in the south of Scotland – Dr Peter Garson, Gatehouse Squirrel Group and John Rae, Save our Squirrels Berwick Group Session Q&A   Session 2: Looking to the Future Communicating the SSRS-DCA story – Gill Hatcher, SSRS Communications and Engagement Officer The Community Hub legacy – Nicole Tipple, SSRS Data officer Developing… […]

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Coronavirus: Temporary suspension of SSRS non-essential volunteer work

  Following the latest government guidelines, it has been agreed between Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels and the Scottish Wildlife Trust that all volunteer work, with the exception of essential grey squirrel control volunteers, will be temporarily suspended with immediate effect.   As we prepare for mainland Scotland to transition into Tier 4 restrictions from Saturday 26 December onwards, we are… […]

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Cally Gardens Wildlife Hide is now open!

…right, there is a gate through the dyke and a path up to the hide. Inside there are identification charts, a white board for recording your records, and even cushions to make your stay more comfortable! This is a lovely place to patiently spend some quiet time and just see what comes along. Peter Garson Gatehouse Squirrel Group   Download… […]

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The Story of Rusty the Red

…days went by. We began to wean him after a couple of weeks, using reduced sugar Farleys Rusks in kitten milk to start with, then offering a selection of different foods such as pine nuts, hazelnuts, broccoli, and a rat/mouse mix. Twice a week he had a couple of drops of Abidec childrens multivitamin, which he took willingly. He became… […]

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SNOW DAY!

Original Author: Paul McDonald, Project Officer for Argyll, the Trossachs and Stirling Paul McDonald, Project Officer for Argyll, the Trossachs and Stirling, has fun in the snow.   One of the advantages of my position being three days per week is that I can take advantage of the weather. Today (Tuesday March 3rd), I woke up to discover that several… […]

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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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This Year's Sightings