Encouraging news for red squirrels in D&G

A red squirrel having a bite to eat Credit: ITV News Border

Conservationists say they are encouraged by increased red squirrel sightings in Dumfries and Galloway.

The animals have been under threat following outbreaks of squirrel pox and increased competition for food from their grey cousins.

A red squirrel opening a feeding box Credit: ITV News Border

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Red squirrel sightings

Conservationists say they are encouraged by increased red squirrel sightings in Dumfries and Galloway.