The Feasibility of Translocating Red Squirrels into Coigach Assynt

January 20th 2015

The following Report and Summary are reproduced with the kind permission of Robin Patten.

The study was a preliminary assessment of the feasibility of translocating red squirrels Sciurus vulgaris into Coigach-Assynt, done in collaboration with Coigach-Assynt Living Landscape (CALL) as part of a University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) Centre of Mountain Studies module. The study was a short-term project and a more thorough analysis of both social and ecological feasibility would be required for a translocation permit from Scottish Natural Heritage.

Summary – The Feasibility of Translocating Red Squirrels into Coigach-Assynt as part of the CALL Partnership – Robin Patten 2014 [PDF 141kB]

The Feasibility of Translocating Red Squirrels into Coigach-Assynt as part of the CALL Partnership – Robin Patten 2014 [PDF 832kB]

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Recent Sightings

Grasshopper Warbler

single 'reeling' bird, Little Assynt Tree Nursery (Val Badger) (24/04)

Blackcap

single singing male at beginning of path to Kirkaig Falls, Inverkirkaig (Gwen Richards) (24/04)

Speckled Wood butterfly

two butterflies on Torbreck croft (Gwen Richards) (24/04)

Stoat

single animal climbing up house drainpipe, Clachtoll (Susie Bower-Browng)  (24/04)

Cuckoo

two birds seen and heard Drumbeg peat road (DAH) (23/04)

Chiffchaff

single bird singing Cnoc Glas, Drumbeg (DAH) (23/04)

Black-spotted longhorn beetle (Rhagium mordax)

single in Achmelvich garden (Richard Evans) (22/04)

Palmate Newt

two in Loch Leathad a'Phris Droighinn, Clachtoll (Ian Evans and Gwen Richards). One of these was a male in breeding condition. (22/04)

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