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Monthly Archives: February 2017

Stuart Ashton

It is with great sadness that we heard of the untimely passing of Stuart Ashton. Not only was he a member of Skye Mountain Rescue Team, but was an avid supporter of SARDA Scotland. Stuart spent time with local handlers Tony and Jonah acting as a body – thinking nothing of lying about in bogs […]

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Coby Hangs Up His Boots

    It all happens too quickly when you’re a dog, one minute you’re the new pup on the block, passing SARDA assessment with flying colours (and a ‘best dog’ trophy – but don’t mention that to the Collie owners !) ; within a few years you’re an ‘experienced senior’ search dog and then, while […]

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Meet The Dogs – Assynt

    Assynt is a self -contained lady possessed of what the French called ‘Sang Froid’. She never makes a fuss and is always happy to see people and her SARDA dog friends. She just gets on with the job quietly and efficiently, until you bring out her squeaky donut toy that is!  She was […]

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February Training

February training took place on Aonach Mor. Many thanks to Nevis Range for allowing us to use their gondola.  Handlers and dogs were deployed from training to assist Lochaber MRT with a rescue on Ben Nevis, where three people had been caught in an avalanche. Luckily everyone came off the mountain safely.       […]

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