Happy New Year

Well it is almost time to say goodbye to 2017.  It has been a busy year for S.A.R.D.A Scotland. As well as training our own dogs we have also been training dogs for  use on the Scottish Ski Areas for the British Association of Ski Patrollers, (BASP).  Kate with her dog Bodie and Will with his dog Jura, have worked hard with their training alongside us throughout the year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sadly, we have said goodbye to some of our old dogs this year, but as is often the case we have also said hello to some new puppies. As always, we look forward to helping them on their journey to become search and rescue dogs.

We were very sad to hear of the recent passing of Catherine MacLeod.  Catherine was instrumental in the founding of the association over fifty years ago, and we were very privileged that she came along to our fiftieth anniversary celebration, and also to our annual course at the Kings House Hotel in March 2016.  We spent a few happy evenings with Catherine hearing her stories about the early days of SARDA and of her fascinating life. She was a very inspiring lady and our thoughts are with Catherine’s family and friends at this sad time. 

 

As always, we would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has supported us throughout the year. Thank you to Burns Pet Nutrition, and to the Order of St John for their continued support. Also to Dog Robes Ltd who have supplied us with cosy dog robes  which are  especially embroidered with the SARDA logo. Very smart. Thank you also as always to Steve Rowe for making sure that our website keeps on working, and to all the many people who raise funds for us in so many different ways,  and without whom we would not be able to continue our work. As always a big thank you to our volunteer ‘casualties’  who lie out on the hill for us in all weathers.

It only remains to wish you all a very happy and healthy new year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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