New Conservation Officer calls for the public to help protect red squirrels in the Scottish Borders

Red squirrel in snow holding nut

  Laura Preston, the new Scottish Borders Conservation Officer for Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels, is calling on locals to help the project by reporting sightings of both red and grey squirrels online.   Laura joins Community Engagement Officer Alexa Seagrave in the project’s new regional office near Newton St Boswells. They will be working with […]

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New sightings signal red squirrels’ return to Aberdeen city parks and gardens

  For the first time in many years, red squirrels have been spotted at Aberdeen’s James Hutton Institute and near the University of Aberdeen— a promising sign that this charismatic species is making a comeback in the city. © Raymond Leinster There have been three significant red squirrel sightings in recent weeks: one on the […]

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The reds are back in Aberdeen!

Original Author: Forestry Commission Scotland Recent feeder box monitoring and camera trapping carried out in Countesswells and Foggieton Woods, near Aberdeen, indicates a rosy future for red squirrels.   Source: Forestry Commission Scotland Recent feeder box monitoring and camera trapping carried out in Countesswells and Foggieton Woods, near Aberdeen, indicates a rosy future for red […]

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