Red squirrels have been facing an uncertain future for many years, but now it seems they might be enjoying a small reversal in fortunes.
A recent survey shows a slight increase in the number of reds and a fall in the number of greys across south Scotland.
As Katie Hunter reports there has also been a rise in red squirrel sightings:
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