Red Squirrel in Dumfries and Galloway

Red SquirrelDumfries and Galloway remains a stronghold for Red Squirrels in Scotland and these playful little animals can be seen across the whole of our region, scurrying up and down trees in search of food.  Stripped cones are often seen littering the floors of woodlands across Dumfries and Galloway, a sure sign that they are present.  One of the Dumfries and Council Rangers managed to count eight Red Squirrels (without feeders) at one time - can you beat that?!

Particularly good sites for viewing Red Squirrels are:

  • Eskrigg Nature Reserve, near Lockerbie
  • Mabie Forest, near Dumfries
  • The Galloway Forest Park - Kirroughtree, Glentrool or Clatteringshaws