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Where have all my red squirrels gone?

6LR (c) No Bad Photos square They may not be visiting our gardens as often, but autumn is one of the busiest times of year for red squirrels. It's also the best time to get out into nature and see them in action as they prepare for the winter months ahead.  … read more

  • 18th Oct 2017, by Gill Hatcher
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Celebrate red squirrels in the National Park

Red Squirrel by Robert Trevis-Smith square Did you know that next week is Red Squirrel Week? Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park will be celebrating one of Scotland’s favourite animals, and raising awareness of the work that’s being done to protect them. Of course we wanted in on the action! … read more

Sharing the love for south Scotland's red squirrels

Liz Stephanie square 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. … read more

The future is bright in north east Scotland

Matt square This week we are sadly saying goodbye to Matt Nuttall, our Conservation Officer for north east Scotland. 

Matt reflects on his time with Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels, and shares his optimism for the future. … read more

  • 12th Sep 2017, by Matt Nuttall
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Community action in Galloway

Peter Garson square 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. … read more

Our new recruits: welcome to Team Squirrel!

new recruits It’s a really exciting time to be working for Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels. Thanks to support from the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Scottish LEADER programme, the latest phase in the project is focusing on 'developing community action'. To help us achieve this aim, we've recruited four new members of staff.  … read more

  • 14th Aug 2017, by Saving Scotland's Red Squirrels
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The Riddle of the Balding Squirrels

Balding squirrel1 - Neil James Why are some squirrels losing so much hair in the spring that parts of them are completely bald?

Every year in April to May we get a flurry of queries relating to red squirrels that have lost large parts of their coat, leaving large areas of their body totally hairless. Often it looks like the squirrel has taken off a jacket to reveal nothing underneath. … read more

  • 26th Apr 2017, by Mel Tonkin
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This year's sightings

 
 
 

Project partners 

Scottish Wildlife Trust Forestry Commission Scottish Land and Estates
 
Scottish Natural Heritage Red Squirrel Survival Trust RSPBHeritage Lottery Fund