Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels

Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels is a project to stop the decline of Scotland’s core red squirrel populations. Working closely with local communities, the project is seeking to improve conditions for red squirrels across Scotland, and combat the spread of the non-native grey squirrel.

Red squirrel and grey squirrel
Terrestrial Mammal
Farmland, Grassland, Heathland, Towns and gardens, Plantation and orchard, Upland and Woodland.
Saving Scotland's Red Squirrels is a partnership project led by the Scottish Wildlife Trust and includes Scottish Natural Heritage, Forestry Commission Scotland, Scottish Land and Estates and the Red Squirrel Survival Trust. The partnership is also supported by an extensive network of over 400 landowners covering well over 4, 000 square kilometres.
Funding body:
Saving Scotland's Red Squirrels is grateful to a number of organisations, trusts and individuals who help make our work possible. The funders include; Aberdeen Greenspace Trust, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Gannoch Trust, People's Trust for Endangered Species, Angus Environmental Trust, Solway Heritage, The Robertson Trust, People's Postcode Lottery. We are also grateful to the following funders and supporters: J & JR Wilson Trust, Martin Wills Wildlife Maintenance Trust, Talteg and Mrs M.A. Lascelles Charitable Trust.
Online contact form available
How to take part:
Sightings can be submitted all year

How to get involved

Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels is working hard to protect Scotland’s remaining red squirrels from the threat of extinction; however, we cannot continue this vital work without the help of people like you. From submitting a red or grey squirrel sighting to volunteering, making a donation or taking part in our trap loan scheme, there are plenty of ways to help out. The list below is just a starting point. Follow the link to see the options in taking apart which involve adopting a red squirrel and taking part in spring surveys;

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