Saving Scotland's Red Squirrels



A lucky escape!

Sometimes trail cameras pick up some pretty unusual animal behaviour... … read more

Spotting the elusive Scottish Red Squirrel

DSCF5983 If you've yet to set eyes on a Scottish Red Squirrel, here's a wee guide to help increase your chances!  … read more

SSRS on the BBC!

Squirrel with nut (c) Peter Trimming Ken Neil and Nick Wright speak to school children and BBC School Radio about red and grey squirrels in Scotland.

Feeding 'Belinda' the red squirrel

This fantastic video, shot by Saving Scotland's Red Squirrels supporter Peter Trimming, shows a red squirrel in south Scotland (nicknamed 'Belinda') taking a hazelnut from Peter's hand.

Scotland's Big 5 - the red squirrel

This video formed part of Scottish Natural Heritage's "Scotland's Big 5" campaign, and provides a number of close up shots of red squirrels feeding.

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.

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