Moving forward with the Red Squirrel Forum for South Scotland

Around 15 people gathered around tables in a hall with colourful bunting on the wall above

  The first ‘Red Squirrel Forum for South Scotland’ conference took place in Johnstonebridge on Saturday 27 October, bringing together the many volunteer groups and individuals working to protect red squirrels across the region.   The event was a significant step in our collective efforts to develop landscape-scale community action across South Scotland, which is […]

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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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New Frontiers for Volunteers

Original Author: Lorna Hutchison, Volunteer Lorna Hutchison, new volunteer for the Argyll & Trossachs project area, tells us the reasons she has recently started volunteering for the project.   As an undergraduate at university it was the hands-on, practical side of my biology degree that got me into conservation. Now having studied a Master’s degree […]

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Get the big picture – summer survey results 2013

Original Author: Dr Mel Tonkin, Project Manager   A huge volunteer effort is helping Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels get an accurate picture of red and grey squirrel distribution in Scotland.   Despite the exceptionally cold, wet winter and late spring this year, our squirrel presence/absence surveys began as usual in March. We know squirrels must […]

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