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TITLE
Red Squirrel
EXTERNAL ID
AB_HFM_SCHOOL_040
PLACENAME
Newtonmore
DISTRICT
Badenoch
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Kingussie and Insh
CREATOR
Clare Maclean
SOURCE
Am Baile
ASSET ID
354
KEYWORDS
red squirrels
animals
nature
schools
teaching
lessons
Red Squirrel

Red squirrels are the only squirrels native to Great Britain, with the majority of the population being found in Scotland. The red squirrel has a body length of around 19-23cm and a tail length of 15-20cm. Russet red is the most common but their coat can vary in colour. One of the most striking features of the red squirrel is its prominent ear tufts. They eat mostly tree seeds but will also eat fungi, berries, young shoots and even birds eggs and are most commonly found in coniferous forests. The red squirrel population is under threat from the growing grey squirrel population, disease and increasing road traffic.

Knockbain School was a timber and corrugated iron kit school originally built in Kirkhill parish near Inverness. Kit schools such as this had a classroom, a cloakroom, a teacher's store and a toilet. Knockbain School was re-erected at the Highland Folk Museum in Newtonmore in 1999 and has been set up to resemble a school in 1937.

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Red Squirrel

INVERNESS: Kingussie and Insh

red squirrels; animals; nature; schools; teaching; lessons

Am Baile

Highland Folk Museum Schoolhouse

Red squirrels are the only squirrels native to Great Britain, with the majority of the population being found in Scotland. The red squirrel has a body length of around 19-23cm and a tail length of 15-20cm. Russet red is the most common but their coat can vary in colour. One of the most striking features of the red squirrel is its prominent ear tufts. They eat mostly tree seeds but will also eat fungi, berries, young shoots and even birds eggs and are most commonly found in coniferous forests. The red squirrel population is under threat from the growing grey squirrel population, disease and increasing road traffic.<br /> <br /> Knockbain School was a timber and corrugated iron kit school originally built in Kirkhill parish near Inverness. Kit schools such as this had a classroom, a cloakroom, a teacher's store and a toilet. Knockbain School was re-erected at the Highland Folk Museum in Newtonmore in 1999 and has been set up to resemble a school in 1937.