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

…and wildlife. It’s also a reminder of just how important it is that we continue to protect red squirrels in the area from more grey squirrel arrivals in the future. The Woodland Hide will be available only by pre-booking. For more information, please visit the Argaty Red Kite project website www.argatyredkites.co.uk or telephone 01786 841373. The Project will also very… […]

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Images of Saving Britain’s Native Squirrel

…project about red squirrel conservation in the UK. Throughout the last year, I have travelled across the UK to photograph and document the various ways we help red squirrel populations, and the people that are behind these important projects and initiatives. Thanks to SSRS, I had the opportunity to learn more about their Spring Survey. The survey is completed every… […]

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Game-changing grant awarded to South Scotland volunteers

…the way in priority areas where protection is needed the most. These groups, supported by the Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels project, fall under the collective banner of the Red Squirrel Forum for South Scotland. Stretching from Stranraer to Berwick the Forum, established in 2018, promotes a landscape-scale strategic approach involving more than 350 volunteers in 18 red squirrel groups, all… […]

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Community Hub

Welcome to the Community Hub Community action is the key to the long-term survival of Scotland’s red squirrels. The Hub is a space for our supporters and volunteers to keep up to date with the project and connect with like-minded people working to protect local red squirrel populations. Registered users can keep track of their squirrel sightings, and join a… […]

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Login / Register

Login to the site with your username or email to access more resources, groups and networks. Login Log In Username: Password: Keep me signed in Log In Register Lost Password If you would like to volunteer to help us, and to join one of the many regional Volunteer Groups we run, then please Register your details on this site if… […]

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Can red squirrels weather the storm?

…if a drey was destroyed they wouldn’t become homeless overnight. Of course, it is entirely possible that some red squirrels (and other wildlife) have been harmed as a result of Storm Arwen and Storm Barra, although measuring this would be a very difficult task. Certainly some sources of food will have been lost. However, we can take comfort knowing just… […]

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Publications

Publications   Guidelines and Advice Priority Areas for Red Squirrel Conservation (PARCs) in South Scotland Supplementary feeding of red squirrels Red squirrel road signs Red squirrel post mortems Red squirrel leprosy   Reports Squirrelpox Detection in the Central Lowlands 2017-2020 2019 Spring Survey Report 2018 Spring Survey Report 2017 Spring Survey Report 2016 Spring Survey Report 2015 Spring Survey Report… […]

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The Team

…Assistant Conservation Officer Area covered: South West Scotland vchanin@scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk   Sarah Cooper Community Engagement Officer Area covered: Scottish Borders scooper@scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk Giuliana Sinclair Community Engagement Officer Area covered: South West Scotland gsinclair@scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk   Gill Hatcher Communications & Engagement Officer Area covered: Nationwide ghatcher@scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk Katie Berry Project Administrator Area covered: Nationwide kberry@scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk   Nicole Tipple Data Officer Area covered: Nationwide ntipple@scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk  … […]

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This Year's Sightings