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Sadly, not all of our searches have a happy ending.  All the handlers are thinking of  Colin Morrison’s family at this time and would like to thank you for your recognition of SARDA’s work.

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Congratulations Innes and Glen

Our congratulations go to Innes and Glen for passing their novice dog assessment. Well done both of you.      

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Training on Cairngorm 12 – 14 May 2017

May training weekend  saw dogs and handlers training on and around Cairngorm. Young dogs in training spent a fine spring day on Cairngorm whilst fully trained dogs worked on woodland searches in Glen More. We welcomed a number of new dogs and handlers to training. Kate brought Bodie, a Springer Spaniel x Border Collie, and […]

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Annual Course 2017

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 […]

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Annual Course Time Again

Well it is annual course time again and this year the venue will be Skye. Good Luck to  Bob, Storm, Meagaidh and Glen and the same to their handlers of course!  

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March Training Weekend

      The last training weekend before our annual assessment course took place at the weekend in Glencoe. The young dogs were all  very enthusiastic  and the handlers had to work hard to keep up with them! Our volunteer ‘bodies’ were happy that the weather was kind and they even got a bit of […]

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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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