First red squirrel ‘hot spot’

Welcome to the first red squirrel hot spot in Scotland!  It can be visited at Glen Righ Forest, near the Corran Ferry, south of Fort William. Click here for directions.

Last week, a very successful opening event showed off the new hot spot to over 30 people. The new screen on an all abilities path near the car park allows people of all ages and abilities to ‘spy’ on the local red squirrel population as they feed on hazel nuts from the feeders. You can see one of the feeders shown below:

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This is a great way for locals and visitors alike to see red squirrels in action, and as this little boy demonstrates, it is fun peering through the spying holes.  If you are patent and quiet, the squirrels should appear!

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We are planning to have additiional hot spots in the Highlands – watch this space to hear about more!

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