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Sad News

It was with much sadness that we learned this week of the recent death of Jimmy Simpson.   Jimmy was a much valued member of S.A.R.D.A Scotland for many years.  His dog training skills helped to advance the association, and many of Jimmy’s training techniques are still in use today.  He will be fondly remembered […]

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Training Weekend December 2014 – Fort William

  Training last weekend involved helicopter familiarisation with Rescue 137. We are indebted to the RAF  for the help they give us in getting the S.A.R.D.A dogs used to the helicopters. There is a lot to learn about the techniques involved in winching and travelling in these aircraft. Thank you also to Lochaber Mountain Rescue […]

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Jess

Another in our series where we profile S.A.R.D.A Scotland search and rescue dogs.  This time it is Jess.     My name is Jess and I am 4 years old.  I was born near Comrie in a bitterly cold week – minus 17 degrees I have been told. I did not notice the temperature though, […]

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Midge

The fourth in our series where we meet the S.A.R.D.A Scotland search and rescue dogs. This time it is Midge. “My name is Midge. I am ten years old and I have been a search and rescue dog for eight years.  I am famous for my distinctive ears, and I also have a TV star […]

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Training Weekend November 2014 Kintail

A very busy training weekend with a lot of different things going on;  in dry if somewhat bracing conditions.  Saturday had three search areas to be completed on the steep sides of Gleann Lichd, prior to a full evening for the handlers.  After a cuppa accompanied by Dog Charlie’s home baking, the two legged team members reconvened for […]

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Gem

In the third of our series where we profile S.A.R.D.A Scotland dogs, we meet Gem.   My name is Gem and I am a four year old Border Collie.  I was abandoned as a puppy and my new lady owner found me at her local SSPCA rescue centre.  I went to live with her, and […]

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October 2014 Training

Another successful training weekend was held in the mountains of Glencoe, with 19 of our members attending and 7 volunteers to ‘hide’ in the mountains for our dogs to find.  Without the help of our 7 volunteers we would not have been able to run such an excellent training weekend, so to them,  a huge […]

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Flynn

In the second of our series where we profile SARDA Scotland dogs- we meet Flynn.   Flynn is the younger of two German Shepherds in SARDA Scotland.  Flynn is four years old; is always up for fun and loves to play tug with the other dogs, (especially with Coby the other German Shepherd), or she […]

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Jim’s Ultra Marathon

Good luck to Jim Bramald who is running an ultra marathon on Saturday to raise funds for SARDA Scotland, as a thank you for the efforts put in trying to find his Dad Ian, who went missing last February in the Buckie area. We wish him good luck and send him our thanks.  More information […]

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Training Weekend 9th & 10th August 2014

August training took place at Lochgoilhead.  It was a very successful weekend, with two handlers and dogs achieving novice search dog grade. Well done to Alasdair and Torin, and Paul and A’Ghlas Bheinn (Glash). Around 60 hours later we learned that Paul and Glash had located a missing person in the Kintail area.  Talk about […]

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