Polly Pullar at Wigtown Book Festival
A Scurry of Squirrels
Festival favourite Polly Pullar has had a passion for red squirrels since childhood. As a wildlife rehabilitator working on a beautiful Perthshire farm, she’s hand-reared numerous litters of orphan kits, eventually returning them to the wild. She’ll share stories of her knowledge and experience, exploring how our perceptions of these animals have changed. Heavily persecuted until the 1960s, red squirrels have since become one of the nation’s most adored mammals — but the species’ future is not secure.
Polly Pullar is a field naturalist, conservationist, writer, photographer and wildlife rehabilitator. She contributes to a wide selection of publications and has written numerous books, including the acclaimed A Drop in the Ocean: Lawrence MacEwen and the Isle of Muck.
This is a live audience event. Participants will be on stage in the venue. The event will also be simultaneously streamed on our website. Online access is free but please pay what you can. Booking for online events is optional, but by reserving an online ticket you will receive a reminder beforehand.