Well that is the annual course over for another year. Well done to Tom and Meagaidh for gaining full dog status. A big thank you to the Old Inn at Carbost on Skye for making us feel so welcome and for looking after us so well. Thank you to Burns Pet Nutrition for their continued support and to Martin and Scott for driving all the way up to see us! To our external assessors, Nick and Tony from SARDA England, and Chris from Lake District Mountain Search Dogs. As always thanks to our volunteers who act as ‘casualties’ for the dogs to find. Three days lying in the rain is a big ask but they were still smiling at the end. Ironically the sun came out just as we were all leaving! Thank you also to Pete and Allison (former SARDA Scotland Training Officer and Treasurer) who announced that they were standing down after several years in their posts. We will all take a break now and training will recommence in May.