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Orkney Native Wildlife Project

Stoats were first seen in Orkney in 2010 and since then the population has become fully established. They are now widely distributed throughout Mainland Orkney, Burray and South Ronaldsay.

Stoats are accomplished predators and pose a very serious threat to Orkney's wildlife, including the native Orkney vole, hen harrier, short-eared owl and ground nesting birds.

Our aim is to develop a project to safeguard Orkney's ecology by removing stoats, and to prevent the stoat population from spreading to Orkney's other islands.

Langholm-D7648.jpg (Hen Harrier) (gateway) - Hen Harrier at its nest, Langholm Moor, Dumfries and Galloway Area. ©Lorne Gill/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright

Orkney Native Wildlife Project

Learn more about our plans to protect Orkney's native wildlife by removing stoats

Orkney Stoat Project - Trap and volunteer - ©Rachel Cartwright/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright

News and updates

The latest updates from the Orkney Native Wildlife Project, including stoat sightings maps

Stoat disappearing into verge with prey  ©Michael Flowers/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright

Report a stoat sighting

Have you spotted a stoat in Orkney? Let us know

Stoat with vole prey ©Micheal Flowers/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright

Stoat ecology

Learn more about stoats, their behavior and what this means for Orkney's wildlife



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