Observing red squirrels chase each other is a great delight, especially during the winter months when their bright red fur looks great on a snowy background. These small playful and slightly cheeky creatures are native inhabitants of Scottish forests. In comparison to the non-native grey squirrels, red squirrels are not nearly as numerous. Devilla Forest in Fife is renowned for the large red squirrel population.
The best time to watch these cheerful red-furred fellows is November to March when the snow is plentiful—the only drawback is the short winter days.