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Burns Pet Nutrition Dogs Day Out at Glamis 7th August 2016

We had a great day  at the ‘Dogs Day Out’ sponsored by Burns Pet Nutrition and held at Glamis Castle on 7th August 2016.  Lots of people came to meet us (well actually more likely to meet the dogs) and  told us interesting stories about themselves and their dogs, as well as generously donating to […]

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Dogs Day Out

We will be at the Dogs Day Out at Glamis next Sunday. If you are there pop in and say hello!

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July Training Braemar

A successful training weekend in Braemar saw Allison and her dog Felix, and Steven and his dog Raasay pass their assessments to become full search dogs.  Dave and his dog Bob  also passed their assessment and gained novice dog status. Congratulations to them all.   Dave had barely been told the good news before the […]

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June Training Weekend Ballachulish

The training weekend was eventful before it even really started with SARDA Scotland search and rescue dog Mac and his handler Jonah locating a missing person on Skye on Friday. Well done to them both. We arrived at Ballachulish to a welcoming committee of midges on Friday but thankfully a breeze kept them away for […]

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Meet Felix and Midge

The following article was written by  Police Constable (Division Events Planner) and SARDA dog handler Alison Todd. It was originally published in the ‘On The Beat feature’ in the  Evening Express, and is reproduced with kind permission.   When I am not dealing with shows, games, events and visits by VIP’s, which encompass various licensing, […]

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May Training Weekend Glen Shiel

There were five fewer dogs and handlers at the May training weekend, as they were deployed to assist in the search for a missing person in the Glen Coe area on Saturday and Sunday.  The rest who attended had a productive weekend, with the  dogs getting back  into the swing of things after a break […]

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A big thank you to BOGS

A big thank you to BOGS who have kindly supported SARDA Scotland by supplying  us with thermal wellingtons. We look forward to having warm dry feet!  Many thanks again to them.  

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Annual Course 2016

The S.A.R.D.A Scotland Annual Course is now over for another year. Congratulations to Mark and Aonach and Jonah and Mack who achieved full dog status. We were very honoured to have one of the founder members of the Search and Rescue Dog Association, Dr Catherine MacLeod  present at the course. Catherine is pictured below presenting […]

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S.A.R.D.A Scotland Annual Assessment Course 2016

S.A.R.D.A Scotland’s Annual Assessment Course takes place from Thursday 17th March until Sunday 20th March and will take place at the King’s House, Glen Coe.  The dogs and handlers who are up for assessment will be put through their paces, undertaking wilderness searches.  The handlers will also be given the opportunity to see how their […]

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Training February 2016

The second of our  winter  training weekends in the Cairngorms  took place on the 12th to 14th February. Conditions on Saturday were challenging, with strong winds taking  the wind chill down to minus nineteen degrees at times. ‘Bodies’ and handlers were finding themselves in snow up to their waists at times, but the dogs were […]

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