Red squirrel progress meeting

A red squirrel photographed recently in Barrhill.
A red squirrel photographed recently in Barrhill.

Want to know more about what is happening to save the red squirrel in Scotland? Come along to a talk by Heinz Traut, project officer for South West Scotland to hear the latest news and developments in the Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrel Project. This national project has been working in the south of Scotland for over 10 years and the talk will hear just how important it is to try to save the red squirrel in the south.

There will also be a brief talk by Joram Smit the Grey Squirrel Control Coordinator for the Stinchar and Girvan Valleys. Joram has been in post since September and this will be a chance to hear about progress and how you might be involved. The Ayrshire Red Squirrel Group meeting will start at 7.15 pm on Thurs, March 20 in North Parish Church, Montgomerie Street, Girvan. All are invited to come along and show their support.

Please remember to submit any squirrel sightings to the group, either via the website, by email to or by post ARSG, PO Box 8144, Cumnock, KA18 9AA.

The group requires new volunteers to take forward our objectives for the next few years.

Joram will be in post for 2 years, thanks to funding from the Boards of Carrick Futures and Hadyard Hill Community Benefit.

For more information about ARSG, visit