The scientific monitoring period of the Scottish Beaver Trial came to an end in May 2014. In June 2015, Scottish Natural Heritage published the Beavers in Scotland Report.

On 24 November 2016, the Scottish Government made the landmark announcement that beavers are to remain in Scotland. For more information, please read the joint press release issued by RZSS and the Scottish Wildlife Trust.

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Thank you for your interest in the Scottish Beaver Trial. Our project team are busy out and about working on the Trial but will respond to emails as soon as they can.

If you’re looking for a quick response, take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions section. Here you will find answers to some of the most commonly asked questions and concerns about the reintroduction of beavers in Scotland.

Would you like to get involved in the Scottish Beaver Trial?

Click here to learn about our volunteering opportunities.

Are you planning to visit the Trial site?

Our guide to Knapdale can be found here.

Want to know more about the future of beavers in Scotland?

Please contact Scottish Natural Heritage, the independent body tasked with coordinating the independent scientific Trial which will help determine the Trial's success.

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For any further questions, please contact the Scottish Beaver Trial team via the enquiry form below:

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The Royal Zoological Society of ScotlandScottish Wildlife Trust
Forestry Commission Scotland

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"I welcome the return of beavers to Knapdale. Beavers are fascinating creatures famed for their industrious habits, and their arrival to Knapdale is certainly creating a booming industry for local businesses." - Local businessman Darren Dobson, owner of the Cairnbaan Hotel

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