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Red Squirrels of the Highlands is a 3-year project to encourage the conservation of red squirrels in the Highlands of Scotland.

You can report sightings, and there is a Blog and discussion forum, as well as a photo gallery.  There is a good map of places where red squirrels can be seen.

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Red Squirrels in South Scotland are dedicated to the conservation of red squirrels in Dumfries & Galloway, Ayrshire and the Borders. Greys are also present in these areas.

You can report sightings and there is a photo gallery.

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Saving Scotland's Red Squirrels is a partnership between various agencies that aims to halt the decline in red squirrel populations in North Scotland.  It is a sister project of Red Squirrels in South Scotland.

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The Mid Wales Red Squirrel Project is dedicated to the conservation of red squirrels in the forests of Mid Wales.  The Website is hosted by the West Wales Biodiversity Information Centre.

Scientific surveys include a DNA analysis of trapped squirrels to discover the genetic variation of various populations of squirrels, which has implications for conservation and forest management.

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Red Squirrels Trust Wales (formerly Friends of the Anglesey Red Squirrels) is a community project with an excellent website containing lots of squirrel information, pictures and a Red Squirrel Webcam.

Grey squirrels have been eradicated from the island of Anglesey in North Wales, where the population of red squirrels is now the largest in Wales.  Red squirrels have been reintroduced into both deciduous and coniferous woodlands.

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The The Glens Red Squirrel Group are based in the Glens of Antrim, Northern Ireland.  Their objective is to monitor and report activities of red squirrels in the Glens of Antrim, to protect red squirrels and provide assistance to enable them to thrive in the area.

They have a gallery of red squirrel pictures, as well as some videos on YouTube.

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The Wight Squirrel Project is involved in the protection of the population of red squirrels on the Isle of Wight.  There are no greys on the island.

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The UK Red Squirrel Group aims to co-ordinate and raise awareness of the conservation of red squirrels and the UK Red Squirrel Special Action Plan.  It is part of the Forestry Commission and has representatives from conservation agencies, landowners and non-governmental organisations.

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The Red Squirrel Survival Trust is national body established to ensure the conservation and protection of the red squirrel in the UK.

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The Potting Shed Tea Room at Inshriach Alpine Nursery is not a squirrel website, but a tearoom where you view birds and red squirrels feeding.  It is near Aviemore in the Cairngorms National Park and has won several awards awards, including RSPB Favourite Feeding Station 2007.

You can enjoy tea or coffee and wonderful Norwegian-style cream cakes while watching the wildlife.  It can be busy at times though.

Scottish Red Squirrel Groups

There are a number of groups in Scotland that are working to conserve and maintain red squirrel populations in their area.  Click on the logos below to visit their websites.  There are usually opportunities for volunteering, details of where to see red squirrels and forms reporting local sightings.

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Grampian (Aberdeen)
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Cowal
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Ayrshire
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Dundee
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Angus
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Fife
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Perth & Kinross

 

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