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Trees for Life is restoring the ancient Caledonian Forest and helping to bring back the wildlife that depends on it to the Scottish Highlands. Red squirrels are one of our most iconic species, but have disappeared from much of the UK due to competition from non-native grey squirrels and habitat loss. The north-west Scottish Highlands contain an abundance of suitable red squirrel habitat and the region is free from grey squirrels. However, as it is separated from current red squirrel range by large areas of open ground, reds cannot recolonise it naturally. The Reds Return project will help to secure the future of red squirrels in Scotland by capturing small numbers from their strongholds around Inverness and re-establishing new populations in their former range in north-west Scotland.
Red Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) reaching up and standing on hind legs. Cairngorms National Park, Highlands, Scotland, UK, March. - SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Red Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) reaching up and standing on hind legs. Cairngorms National Park, Highlands, Scotland, UK, March.
Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) hit by falling snow, Cairngorms National Park, Highlands, Scotland, UK, March. - SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) hit by falling snow, Cairngorms National Park, Highlands, Scotland, UK, March.
Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) testing nut. Cairngorms National Park, Highlands, Scotland, UK, November. - SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) testing nut. Cairngorms National Park, Highlands, Scotland, UK, November.
Red Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris)  close-up portrait of red squirrel sniffing. Cairngorms National Park, Highlands, Scotland, UK, March. - SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Red Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) close-up portrait of red squirrel sniffing. Cairngorms National Park, Highlands, Scotland, UK, March.
Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) on branch in pine forest, Inshriach, Glenfeshie, Cairngorms National Park, Scotland, UK, December. - SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) on branch in pine forest, Inshriach, Glenfeshie, Cairngorms National Park, Scotland, UK, December.
Red Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) in mid leap, the Cairngorms National Park, Highlands, Scotland, UK, November. - SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Red Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) in mid leap, the Cairngorms National Park, Highlands, Scotland, UK, November.
Becky Priestley, Wildlife Officer with Trees for Life, preparing cage trap to catch Red squirrels (Sciurus vulgaris) as part of reintroduction to the north west Highlands, Moray, Scotland, UK. - SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Becky Priestley, Wildlife Officer with Trees for Life, preparing cage trap to catch Red squirrels (Sciurus vulgaris) as part of reintroduction to the north west Highlands, Moray, Scotland, UK.
Becky Priestley, Wildlife Officer with Trees for Life, preparing cage trap to catch Red squirrels (Sciurus vulgaris) as part of reintroduction to the north west Highlands, Moray, Scotland, UK. - SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Becky Priestley, Wildlife Officer with Trees for Life, preparing cage trap to catch Red squirrels (Sciurus vulgaris) as part of reintroduction to the north west Highlands, Moray, Scotland, UK.
Becky Priestley, Wildlife Officer with Trees for Life, preparing cage trap to catch Red squirrels (Sciurus vulgaris) as part of reintroduction to the north west Highlands, Moray, Scotland, UK.  Winner... - Peter Cairns
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Peter Cairns / Becky Priestley, Wildlife Officer with Trees for Life, preparing cage trap to catch Red squirrels (Sciurus vulgaris) as part of reintroduction to the north west Highlands, Moray, Scotland, UK. Winner...
Becky Priestley, Wildlife Officer with Trees for Life, preparing cage trap to catch Red squirrels (Sciurus vulgaris) as part of reintroduction to the north west Highlands, Moray, Scotland, UK. - SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Becky Priestley, Wildlife Officer with Trees for Life, preparing cage trap to catch Red squirrels (Sciurus vulgaris) as part of reintroduction to the north west Highlands, Moray, Scotland, UK.
Becky Priestley, Wildlife Officer with Trees for Life, with Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) caught in cage trap as part of reintroduction to the north west Highlands, Moray, Scotland, UK. - SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Becky Priestley, Wildlife Officer with Trees for Life, with Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) caught in cage trap as part of reintroduction to the north west Highlands, Moray, Scotland, UK.
Sign on trap for Red squirrel(Sciurus vulgaris) trapped as part of  reintroduction to the north west Highlands, Moray, Scotland, UK. - SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Sign on trap for Red squirrel(Sciurus vulgaris) trapped as part of reintroduction to the north west Highlands, Moray, Scotland, UK.
Becky Priestley, Wildlife Officer with Trees for Life, with Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) caught in cage trap as part of reintroduction to the north west Highlands, Moray, Scotland, UK. Winner of th... - Peter Cairns
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Peter Cairns / Becky Priestley, Wildlife Officer with Trees for Life, with Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) caught in cage trap as part of reintroduction to the north west Highlands, Moray, Scotland, UK. Winner of th...
Becky Priestley, Wildlife Officer with Trees for Life, carrying out health checks on Red squirrels (Sciurus vulgaris) trapped as part of reintroduction to the north west Highlands, Moray, Scotland, UK... - SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Becky Priestley, Wildlife Officer with Trees for Life, carrying out health checks on Red squirrels (Sciurus vulgaris) trapped as part of reintroduction to the north west Highlands, Moray, Scotland, UK...
Becky Priestley, Wildlife Officer with Trees for Life, carrying out health checks on Red squirrels (Sciurus vulgaris) trapped as part of reintroduction to the north west Highlands, Moray, Scotland, UK... - SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Becky Priestley, Wildlife Officer with Trees for Life, carrying out health checks on Red squirrels (Sciurus vulgaris) trapped as part of reintroduction to the north west Highlands, Moray, Scotland, UK...
Becky Priestley, Wildlife Officer with Trees for Life, carrying out health checks on Red squirrels (Sciurus vulgaris) trapped as part of reintroduction to the north west Highlands, Moray, Scotland, UK... - SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Becky Priestley, Wildlife Officer with Trees for Life, carrying out health checks on Red squirrels (Sciurus vulgaris) trapped as part of reintroduction to the north west Highlands, Moray, Scotland, UK...
Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) in winter in early morning light. Cairngorms National Park, Highlands, Scotland, UK - SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) in winter in early morning light. Cairngorms National Park, Highlands, Scotland, UK
Becky Priestley, Wildlife Officer with Trees for Life, carrying out health checks on Red squirrels (Sciurus vulgaris) trapped as part of reintroduction to the north west Highlands, Moray, Scotland, UK... - SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Becky Priestley, Wildlife Officer with Trees for Life, carrying out health checks on Red squirrels (Sciurus vulgaris) trapped as part of reintroduction to the north west Highlands, Moray, Scotland, UK...
Becky Priestley, Wildlife Officer with Trees for Life, with Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) caught in cage trap as part of reintroduction to the north west Highlands, Moray, Scotland, UK. - SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Becky Priestley, Wildlife Officer with Trees for Life, with Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) caught in cage trap as part of reintroduction to the north west Highlands, Moray, Scotland, UK.
Becky Priestley, Wildlife Officer with Trees for Life, with Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) caught in cage trap as part of reintroduction to the north west Highlands, Moray, Scotland, UK. - SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Becky Priestley, Wildlife Officer with Trees for Life, with Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) caught in cage trap as part of reintroduction to the north west Highlands, Moray, Scotland, UK.
Becky Priestley, Wildlife Officer with Trees for Life, loading four Red squirrels (Sciurus vulgaris) into car, trapped as part of reintroduction to the north west Highlands, Moray, Scotland, UK. - SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Becky Priestley, Wildlife Officer with Trees for Life, loading four Red squirrels (Sciurus vulgaris) into car, trapped as part of reintroduction to the north west Highlands, Moray, Scotland, UK.
Sign erected alerting drivers to red squirrels crossing road, Shieldaig, Wester Ross, Scotland, UK. - SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Sign erected alerting drivers to red squirrels crossing road, Shieldaig, Wester Ross, Scotland, UK.
Remote camera shot of Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) emerging from transit box following its translocation from Moray to Plockton, Scotland, UK. Winner of the Documentary Series Category of the Briti... - SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Remote camera shot of Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) emerging from transit box following its translocation from Moray to Plockton, Scotland, UK. Winner of the Documentary Series Category of the Briti...
Becky Priestley, Wildlife Officer with Trees for Life, attaching transit box containing Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) to tree, as part of reintroduction to the north west Highlands, Plockton, Scotla... - SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Becky Priestley, Wildlife Officer with Trees for Life, attaching transit box containing Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) to tree, as part of reintroduction to the north west Highlands, Plockton, Scotla...
Silver birch (Betula pendula) in autumn colours, near Shieldaig, Wester Ross, Scotland, October - Niall Benvie
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Niall Benvie / Silver birch (Betula pendula) in autumn colours, near Shieldaig, Wester Ross, Scotland, October
Loch Alsh, the Sound of Sleat and the Isle of Skye from Balmacarra, nr the Kyle of Lochalsh, Wester Ross, Scotland, UK - David Noton
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David Noton / Loch Alsh, the Sound of Sleat and the Isle of Skye from Balmacarra, nr the Kyle of Lochalsh, Wester Ross, Scotland, UK
Plockton, Loch Kishorn and Loch Carron, Wester Ross, Scotland, UK - David Noton
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David Noton / Plockton, Loch Kishorn and Loch Carron, Wester Ross, Scotland, UK
Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) feeding in snowy Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris) forest, Cairngorms National Park, Scotland, UK, January. - SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) feeding in snowy Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris) forest, Cairngorms National Park, Scotland, UK, January.
Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) watching another. Cairngorms National Park ,Highlands, Scotland, UK, April. - SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) watching another. Cairngorms National Park ,Highlands, Scotland, UK, April.
Red squirrel (sciurus vulgaris) feeding in snow, Cairngorms National Park, Highlands, Scotland, UK - SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Red squirrel (sciurus vulgaris) feeding in snow, Cairngorms National Park, Highlands, Scotland, UK
Red Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) male standing alert, Cairngorms National Park, Highlands, Scotland, UK, May. - SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Red Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) male standing alert, Cairngorms National Park, Highlands, Scotland, UK, May.
Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) in Scots pine forest, Cairngorms National Park, Highlands, Scotland, UK - SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) in Scots pine forest, Cairngorms National Park, Highlands, Scotland, UK
Red Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) foot prints in snow, Cairngorms National Park, Highlands, Scotland, UK, January. - SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Red Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) foot prints in snow, Cairngorms National Park, Highlands, Scotland, UK, January.
Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) in old pine forest habitat in winter snow fall, Cairngorms National Park, Scotland, UK, January. - SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) in old pine forest habitat in winter snow fall, Cairngorms National Park, Scotland, UK, January.
Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) with stripped bark for bedding material for drey. Cairngorms National Park, Highlands, Scotland, UK, March. - SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) with stripped bark for bedding material for drey. Cairngorms National Park, Highlands, Scotland, UK, March.
Scots pine (Pinus sylvestis) cone partially chewed / eaten by a Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris)  on lichen covered forest floor. Cairngorms National Park, Highlands, Scotland, UK, August 2016. - SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Scots pine (Pinus sylvestis) cone partially chewed / eaten by a Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) on lichen covered forest floor. Cairngorms National Park, Highlands, Scotland, UK, August 2016.
Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) on branch in autumnal forest, Cairngorms National Park, Highlands, Scotland, UK, October - SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) on branch in autumnal forest, Cairngorms National Park, Highlands, Scotland, UK, October
Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) silhouetted against autumnal woodland, Highlands, Scotland, UK, October. Winner of the Seasons Category of the British Wildlife Photography Awards (BWPA) competition 20... - SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) silhouetted against autumnal woodland, Highlands, Scotland, UK, October. Winner of the Seasons Category of the British Wildlife Photography Awards (BWPA) competition 20...
Red squirrels (Sciurus vulgaris) three chasing each other round oak tree, Cairngorms National Park, Highlands, Scotland, UK, April. - SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Red squirrels (Sciurus vulgaris) three chasing each other round oak tree, Cairngorms National Park, Highlands, Scotland, UK, April.
Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) in summer coat on Scots pine tree trunk, Highlands, Scotland - SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) in summer coat on Scots pine tree trunk, Highlands, Scotland
Red Squirrel (sciurus vulgaris) in winter hanging from trunk of Oak tree, Cairngorms National Park, Highlands, Scotland, UK, January. - SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Red Squirrel (sciurus vulgaris) in winter hanging from trunk of Oak tree, Cairngorms National Park, Highlands, Scotland, UK, January.
Red Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) climbing down pine tree, in the Cairngorms National Park ,Scotland - SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Red Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) climbing down pine tree, in the Cairngorms National Park ,Scotland
Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) feeding, Scotland, UK, September 2011. - SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) feeding, Scotland, UK, September 2011.
Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) with  autumn colours, Cairngorms National Park, Highlands, Scotland, UK. October. - SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) with autumn colours, Cairngorms National Park, Highlands, Scotland, UK. October.
Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) portrait,  Highlands, Scotland, UK, April. - SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) portrait, Highlands, Scotland, UK, April.
Red Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) on branch in heavy snowfall, Scotland, UK. February. - SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Red Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) on branch in heavy snowfall, Scotland, UK. February.
Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) on trunk surrounded by heather, Cairngorms National Park, Scotland, UK, August. - SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) on trunk surrounded by heather, Cairngorms National Park, Scotland, UK, August.
Red Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) nibbling on oak buds, Cairngorms National Park, Highlands, Scotland, UK, January. - SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
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SCOTLAND: The Big Picture / Red Squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) nibbling on oak buds, Cairngorms National Park, Highlands, Scotland, UK, January.
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