Solway Forests Red Squirrel Network

Working for the long term conservation of red squirrels in this area
We are a group of volunteers guided by the Scottish Wildlife Trust and supported by the Dalbeattie Community Initiative.
Our goal is to conserve red squirrels in the Solway Forests through raising awareness of their plight;
educating the wider public about the importance of recording sightings of red and grey squirrels in the local area;
 providing opportunities for people to see red squirrels;
reacting rapidly to control grey squirrels.
We are planning lots of activities in the coming months to raise awareness and raise funds for this project.
If you are interested in joining our group please contact us at:
Photo: Steve Gardner

Calling all amateur photographers ....

The Solway Forests Red Squirrel Network is delighted to announce the launch of an exciting new photography competition for the
2019 Solway Forests Red Squirrel Calendar.
The calendar will form an integral part of a major fundraising initiative for red squirrel conservation
 in the Solway Forests and South West Scotland as a whole.
Red squirrels are under increasing threat from the continued incursion of grey squirrels into Dumfries & Galloway,
and the resultant transmission of the squirrelpox virus.

We are looking for atmospheric photographs of Scottish red squirrels to include in the calendar,
and provide a rare insight into the enchanting and mysterious forest world of the red squirrel.

The winning photograph will be featured on the front cover of the calendar,
and 11 runners up will be selected for one photograph to be included for each month of 2019.

The entry cost is £1 per photograph ( maximum 3 per person ) with all monies raised going
towards red squirrel conservation in our local area.
Cheques should be made payable to Dalbeattie Community Initiative.
Photographs can be colour or black and white , A5 size,
and name/address details must be included on the back of each photograph.

In addition, entries should include information on the location where the photograph was
taken, and under what conditions, such as time of day and weather. If there is also an
interesting story or anecdote to accompany the photograph this, too, should be included.

The competition is open to amateur photographers of any age who have not previously
won a national photography competition.

The closing date for entries is September 1st, 2018.
All photographs should be sent to:
Solway Forests Calendar Competition
Dalbeattie Community Initiative
71 High Street
Dalbeattie DG5 4HA

Further details are available from
Page updated 23 May 2018