late member of our Group to assist with publicity for a
project he was involved with. In a voluntary capacity he was the recorder for the
Perth & Kinross Red Squirrel Group. They contribute to the Scottish
Squirrel Survey, which is urgently seeking up-to-date information on the
distribution of red and grey squirrels in the Highlands, to help
with assessing the parapox risk to the native red squirrel population.
Records are particularly few and far between for areas
away from main roads, so it would be a great help if Ramblers members and
friends could let us know where they see squirrels. The sightings don't have to
be in Perth & Kinross - information can be fed to recorders for other areas.
All information is useful, so the Kinross Red Squirrel Group will be happy to receive records from
people's gardens as well as conifer woods in remote glens!
There's a simple recording form
on the squirrel group web site:
The rest of the site is still under construction, so if
you need to know more about squirrels just check out:
which has a number of useful links, plus downloadable
copies of the Scottish Strategy for Red Squirrel Conservation and the
All about the Red Squirrel educational booklet.
We are happy to support
– but cannot accept any queries.
Start Point of Walks
If you plan
to go to the start point of a walk instead of Helensburgh Pier you must notify
the leader. There are occasions when a walk is changed and unless the leader
knows of your plans you could have a long wait ………….
decided to go to the start point, you change your mind, again please let the leader