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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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Avalanche Course 2017

SARDA Scotland held an avalanche course last weekend at Cairngorm.  Thank you to Cathy from the Scottish Avalanche Information Service (SAIS), to Jonathan and Joe from Lochaber MRT, and also to Ken from Glencoe MRT for helping out. Conditions were challenging on Saturday and the snow began to disappear on Sunday, but we still managed […]

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Goodbye to 2016

The end of a busy year for S.A.R.D.A Scotland is fast approaching. Call outs and training kept handlers and dogs very busy, and we also attended the ‘Dogs Day Out’ sponsored by Burns Pet Nutrition and held at Glamis Castle during the summer.  In the time honoured way of things, some handlers and dogs left […]

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Happy Christmas from SARDA Scotland

Well Christmas Day is almost here and S.A.R.D.A Scotland handlers (and dogs) would like to wish everyone a very happy festive season.

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SARDA at Christmas

We had a lovely time at our SARDA Scotland Christmas dinner after training on Skye recently. Many thanks to the Old Inn at Carbost for their wonderful hospitality and great food!  

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Congratulations Daz and Cassie

Well done to Cassie,  who with Daz’s help,  became a full SARDA Scotland search dog recently when the pair of them passed  their assessment. Congratulations to them both.

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Congratulations to Hamish

Many congratulations to Search and Rescue Dog Association’s founder and President, Hamish MacInnes who has been honoured with a medal from the Princess Royal.  Hamish was presented with the Chancellor’s Medal from the University of the Highlands and Islands, in recognition of his services to mountain rescue over the past six decades.

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Aonach Mor October 2016

October Training took place at Aonach Mor. Many thanks to Nevis Range for allowing us to train there and allowing us to use their Gondola. We even had lovely weather!  

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