Come along to our informative and enjoyable talk with Susie and Peter from Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels to find out how we can all help protect Kirrie’s red squirrels.
Save Our Squirrels!
Join Susie and Peter from Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels (SSRS) Tayside to hear about the iconic mammals that we share our town with, and the threats they face. SSRS is a nationally co-ordinated effort to save Scotland’s red squirrels, the UK’s only native squirrel species. Red squirrels could yet become extinct on mainland Scotland if current action to protect them from invasive non-native grey squirrels (who carry disease and outcompete reds for food and habitat) ceases.
In Tayside the project is successfully defending the red only population of the Highlands and Aberdeenshire by carrying out targeted, landscape-scale grey squirrel control and monitoring along the Highland Boundary Fault Line. They also carry out squirrelpox testing, as part of national scheme to detect any spread in the disease to the region from the south of Scotland.
We’ll hear about the work of SSRS in more detail, why Kirriemuir’s location places it on nationally important front-line efforts, and what we can all do to help red squirrels survive.
Action for Nature in Kirriemuir
This talk is being delivered as part of wider action for nature being taken by volunteers of Sustainable Kirriemuir. Read about our Action for Nature aims and what else we are doing to achieve them, on our Action for Nature page. You can also read our full strategy here.