Saving Scotland's Red Squirrels

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The life of a feeder box

Wood Recyclability trainees (c) Wood Recyclability Ltd Many of you will be familiar with the simple (but effective) feeder boxes we use for our surveys of red and grey squirrels - but did you know how they are made? Project Officer for North East Scotland, Steve Willis, explains all. … read more

The Muirhead Red Squirrel Sanctuary, Dundee

Project Officer for Tayside, Ken Neil, talks about the importance of the Muirhead Red Squirrel Sanctuary, on the outskirts of Dundee. Working closely with volunteers and neighbours, they protect the red squirrel by maintaining a relatively secure breeding area, providing sanctuary from predating domestic pets and controlling other animal and environmental threats where possible. Click here to visit their website.

Get the big picture - summer survey results 2013

Mucky red squirrel (c) Steve Gardner A huge volunteer effort is helping Saving Scotland's Red Squirrels get an accurate picture of red and grey squirrel distribution in Scotland. … read more

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