Stirling MSP Bruce Crawford has visited Argaty Red Kites, to discuss the issue of red squirrels being killed on the local road.

 

It has been widely reported that a number of red squirrels have been hit by cars in recent weeks in the area. Locals are calling for measures to be put in place to help protect them.

 

Commenting, Bruce Crawford said:

 

“Red squirrels are part of the rural Scotland setting and we should be doing everything we can to protect them.

 

“There are a number of difficulties with this particular road in that there is not street lighting, which limits the type of safety features that could potentially be installed.

 

“I have now written to Highland Council to seek their advice on what measures they have taken on their local roads in order to protect species such as the red squirrel. Once I have a better understanding of what options are available, I will work with locals and Stirling Council to assess what can be implemented here.”

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