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. The Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform, Roseanna Cunningham, is now considering the future of beavers in Scotland.

The beavers will remain in Knapdale until a decision is made, which is due to be announced in 2016. In the meantime, you can keep up to date by visiting our Facebook page

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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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