The Creative Exchange presents...
...in association with Newcastle University, Red Squirrels Northern England, Wildscreen and the Arts & Humanities Research Council
Red Tales - An Interactive Documentary
This sequence is generated from the different types of content you will find inside Red Tales...
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Spotted this little fella on a dashboard at a petrol station in Hexham!
Crawling on the fence
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Inside feeder
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Red and Grey
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On the Feeder

The UK is home to two species of squirrel: the native red squirrel and the North American grey squirrel.

However, in recent decades, red squirrels have disappeared from large areas of England...

To help protect red squirrels from the threat of extinction in the UK, individuals, communities and organised groups from across the country are involved in a variety of conservation activities...

This exciting tale really begins in the late spring of the year 2000, the new millennium, when Rusty Redcoat was born and who, along with his new brother Len and two lovely sisters Milli and Yum, were among the very first of the age old Redcoat family to be born into the 21st Century. These very apt names were chosen especially by their parents, ‘Duke and Duchess Redcoat’, who else! to commemorate the new Milli, Len, Yum! with Rusty being christened differently as he was last of the ‘kittens’ to be born, and also, because he had the reddest coat of all.

Rusty Redcoat, as a baby squirrel, is rescued from certain death by Sonny, the gamekeeper’s son, and taken into ‘care’. The book is about the adventures of this young red squirrel in his attempts to escape and return to his family in the woodland around Alnwick (pronounced ‘Annik’).



By Ernie Gordon