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Members Meeting to Discuss Pine Marten Project in Tweed Valley

A meeting is to take place in early November at Torwoodlee Estate, Galashiels with Professor Xavier Lambin of Aberdeen University to discuss the proposed pine marten translocation project expected to take place in the Tweed Valley.

The project will explore in-situ in Scotland the impact of pine marten on Scotland’s squirrels, both red and grey. The hope, based on evidence from Ireland, is that pine marten – when in reasonable densities – act as a biological control on grey squirrels, and thus increasing the life prospects of our native red squirrel. The concern of course is the extent of the impact marten will have on other species which are valuable to rural land-based businesses, such as pheasant and partridge.

Members in the Tweed Valley, will be invited to attend the meeting where they will be given the opportunity to hear more about the project and ask questions.  Invites are to be circulated early next week, places are limited and those interested in attending should contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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