Saving Scotland's Red Squirrels



We are hiring....

HLF_english_compact_pantone In preparation for our new Saving Scotland's Red Squirrels - Developing Community Action project, we are advertising five new staff posts. 

Saving Scotland's Red Squirrels is about to embark on  a new phase:  the Developing Community Action project will see us put a great deal more effort and resource into engaging with our volunteer networks over the next 5 years.

Copyright: Peter Trimming

In advance of our announcement of the start of this new phase, we are recruiting for five additional staff to support this increased activity: a new Conservation Officer for South West Scotland, a Communications and Engagement Officer, a Community Engagement Officer for South Scotland, a full-time Data Officer and an Administrator.

At the same time we are advertising for a Maternity Cover for our Tayside Conservation Officer post.

​If you are interested in any of these positions, please follow the link: 

  • 3rd Apr 2017, by Mel Tonkin - Project Manager
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Major boost for Scotland’s red squirrels thanks to National Lottery funding

126 Red with nice background RL The Scottish Wildlife Trust has been awarded a grant of £2.46 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for the Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels – Developing Community Action project.

Over the next five years Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels will enlist many more volunteers from communities in our three key regions to carry out practical work to protect and strengthen red squirrel populations in their local area, and in turn safeguard squirrels across Scotland.

We aim to provide high quality training and support to hundreds of local people and land managers to take on a vital role in the long–term protection of the country’s red squirrels.

Image copyright: Raymond Leinster … read more

All change..... but business as usual!

Portrait_ With various vacancies appearing within SSRS you could be forgiven for thinking something was up. It's far from the case- just folk retiring, moving on, and moving positions! (Photo: Raymond Leinster) … read more

SSRS at the Game Fair

Come along to the Scottish Game Fair this weekend- we'll be there! … read more

Survey Season Approaches....

Red_Squirrel_SSRS The big focus for the SSRS team now is the annual spring survey.  … read more

Lovely dreich days in the west!

Food Abundance 1 The sun had to disappear at some point and it just happened to be when I am out and about finding out what food is on offer for the squirrels in my local patch. … read more

The Story of Rusty the Red

rusty1 The inspiring story of two very dedicated humans and one very lucky red squirrel kitten. Rescuing and rehabilitating any wild animal is fraught with challenges and red squirrels are no exception. Here is the tail, sorry tale, of Rusty the Red! … read more

This year's sightings


Programme leaders

Scottish Wildlife Trust Forestry Commission Scottish Land and Estates
Scottish Natural Heritage Red Squirrel Survival Trust RSPB