The Central Borders Red Squirrel Network (CBRSN) was formed in 2023. It has gone through some changes in identity to encompass an ever growing network of supporters and to undertake red squirrel conservation in areas not covered across the central Borders. Formally Hawick, Selkirk and Denholm Red Squirrel Network which was set up in 2022 when two smaller established groups joined forces: Selkirk and Ale Water, and, Hawick, Teviot and Rule, which formed in 2019 and 2020 respectively. CBRSN now covers an area of 430km2
The focus of the network is to promote the conservation of the native red squirrel population in its natural habitat within the Central Borders region along the River Tweed Special Area of Conservation which includes Hawick, Selkirk, Galashiels, Jedburgh, Kelso, and surrounding catchment areas.
The Network is looking for volunteers who could help with raising awareness, fundraising, squirrel surveys, grey squirrel control and various other tasks. To find out more, please contact Group admin or email firstname.lastname@example.org