Scottish Squirrel Survey

Keep us informed

The Scottish Squirrel Survey is an ongoing system of survey and monitoring of red and grey squirrels throughout Scotland.

We need your help!

The project relies on volunteers to carry out the surveys. For more information contact:
Mary-Anne Collis
Project Officer – Argyll, Trossachs and Stirlingshire

Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, Carrochan, Carrochan Road, Balloch, G83 8EG
T 01389 722037 M 07825 972434


Why do we need to survey squirrels?

We need to survey squirrels in order to answer the following questions:

  • Is the red squirrel safe in Scotland?
  • How are red squirrels distributed across Scotland?
  • Which Scottish forests have the best and most secure populations of red squirrels?
  • Are grey squirrels expanding in number or range anywhere in Scotland?
  • Are there places where grey squirrels are taking over from Scotland’s red squirrels?

Report your sightings Online:

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