The Environment and Climate Change Minister, Stewart Stevenson, announced on 28th February that funding for the Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels (SSRS) project will continue for a further two years at the project's 3rd Annual Conference. SSRS was a three year project which ran from April 2009 to March 2012. It focused on Scotland’s red squirrel populations in the Highlands, Argyll, North East Scotland and northern Tayside. The new project will run for two years from April 2012. Scottish Land & Estates is a partner in this project and encourages members with red squirrel interests to get involved by contacting the project team.