Borders red squirrel frontline visited by minister
Southern Scotland is seen as a key area in protecting the country’s red squirrels
The Red Squirrel South of Scotland project aims to stop the pox virus carried by grey squirrels spreading.
Scotland is one of the UK’s last red squirrel strongholds, with the south of the country seen as being on the frontline of conservation efforts.
He said the work being carried out in southern Scotland was an excellent example of public and private sectors working together in “pushing back grey squirrels”.