THE head of a project that kills grey squirrels has defended the tactic as the only viable option to stop the native red species disappearing from Scotland.
ABOUT 100 red squirrels have died after an estate was struck by Scotland's largest outbreak of a lethal pox.
THOUSANDS of grey squirrels in Scotland will be trapped and killed under new plans drawn up by Scottish Natural Heritage.
RED squirrels could die out in the UK within ten years unless urgent steps are taken to help them, Prince Charles warned yesterday.
A SCOTTISH island is to be turned into a refuge for red squirrels to help them survive the onslaught from their grey cousins.
ALMOST seven out of ten people think grey squirrels should be controlled in the UK, according to a survey.
IT'S A brush with death that has provoked both howls of approval and protest. Grey squirrels are being literally thrown to the wolves at a Scottish wildlife centre.
A WAR on grey squirrels in Scotland will begin next week on an unprecedented scale, with a new plan to exterminate thousands of the animals.
THE family of West End lyricist Sir Tim Rice have offered a home to 32 red squirrels to help efforts to protect the iconic species in Scotland.
WHO ya gonna call? Squirrel busters! A national network of exterminators is being formed to help "squeamish" householders have grey squirrels in their gardens killed.
A GOVERNMENT-led campaign to protect red squirrels from the relentless advance of their American cousin, the grey squirrel, is to be launched next year in the reds' stronghold in the north-east of Scotland.
A FORMER Royal Botanic gardener says he is prepared to face the law in his one-man war against grey squirrels.
RED squirrels could force a developer to drop plans to build houses in woodland within the Cairngorms National Park.
SCOTLAND'S red squirrels are being threatened by the invading grey with its deadly pox. The Forestry Commission is establishing 20 red squirrel refuges. In the south of Scotland a corps of squirrel-protection officers, armed with traps and rifles, will wage war against the greys. Scottish Natural Heritage wants £1.7 million to cull them.
SCOTLAND'S environment minister has thrown his weight behind plans to kill thousands of grey squirrels to protect their red cousins from extinction.
A MAJOR housing development in a Highland village could be halted, by red squirrels.
THEY have been vilified as a pest, persecuted for centuries and hunted for their fur.