An update on the Heathhall squirrelpox outbreak

Original Author: Dr Stephanie Johnstone One month on, Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels believe that the squirrelpox outbreak in Heathhall no longer poses an immediate threat to the local red squirrel population. However, we still need ongoing support from volunteers and the wider community.   Spotting a red squirrel on your morning walk should be something […]

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Suspected Squirrelpox outbreak near Dumfries threatens local red squirrel population

Original Author: Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels has received multiple reports of red squirrels with suspected Squirrelpox virus in Heathall Forest on the outskirts of Dumfries. Locals are urged to remain vigilant as this fatal disease could have serious consequences for the local red squirrel population.   Within the past fortnight, several […]

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Call to report red squirrel sightings in Dumfries & Galloway

  Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels is calling for the public to report more red squirrel sightings in Dumfries & Galloway to help paint a truer picture of the region’s native wildlife.   Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels encourages the public to report their sightings of both red and grey squirrels, to help the project monitor the […]

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Sharing the love for south Scotland’s red squirrels

Original Author: Liz Gunby Community Engagement Officer Liz Gunby reflects on her first summer inspiring community action in south Scotland, and talks about some upcoming opportunities to get involved in the project.   This summer the Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels team embarked upon its mission to inspire community action across the country. The holidays soon filled up with […]

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Community action in Galloway

Original Author: Peter Garson   Peter Garson, Chair of Gatehouse Squirrel Group and Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels volunteer, tells us about how he and his local community are working to ensure red squirrels continue to have a home in Dumfries & Galloway.   When I moved to Galloway in the autumn of 2013, I was […]

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Our new recruits: welcome to Team Squirrel!

It’s a really exciting time to be working for Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels. Earlier this year we announced that the Scottish Wildlife Trust has been awarded a grant of £2.46 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), for a new phase in the project called ‘Developing Community Action’. Thanks to support from HLF and the […]

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