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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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Meet the dogs – Chivas

We are sure that Chivas will not mind us telling everyone that he is one of our more senior search dogs at almost ten years old. He may be getting on in years now but he is still as fit a fiddle and has been a very active search dog since his first assessment, which […]

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Congratulations Tony and Bryan

Congratulations to Tony and his dog Laggan, and Bryan with dog Storm, who passed their novice dog assessments at the September training weekend in Lochgoilhead. Well done to them all. As if this wasn’t enough to be excited about, we had good weather for our annual barbecue and a good time was had by all. […]

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Well Done Izzy

A great big thank you from SARDA Scotland to 9 year old  Izzy Passmore who walked 9 miles from Muker to Reeth in the Yorkshire Dales on the 3rd September to raise funds for the search and rescue dogs.  Izzy planned the route herself and organised her own kit.  It rained the whole way but […]

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