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Idyllic new home for red squirrels on Tresco

6 October 2013 Last updated at 08:47 BST

The red squirrel is a rare sight in the countryside as they have been driven to the brink of extinction by a virus carried by their grey cousins.

But as Sam Smith reports, a wildlife project is hoping to boost numbers by providing them with a new home in the Isles of Scilly.

Watch more on Inside Out South West on Monday 7 October at 19:30 BST on BBC One and nationwide for seven days after on the iPlayer.