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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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Training Weekend July 2014 Cairngorm

Training for July took place in Cairngorm.  We had a successful weekend with dogs progressing well. There was quite a strong wind which was warm and blew away the midges for us. We also met Felix; the little puppy  who wants to be a search dog when he grows up.  

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Allison and Midge Receive Award

    SARDA  Scotland handler Allison and her dog Midge recently received the Divisional Commander Commendation from Police Scotland, in recognition of their actions during a mountain rescue in Cairngorm in January 2014.  They endured extremely difficult weather conditions and a high avalanche risk during a rescue where a male had fallen through a cornice […]

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Training Weekend 7th to 9th June 2014

Training last weekend took place at Glencoe. There was a good turn out of handlers of  both full and novice search dogs, and of course puppies for ‘puppy school’. The weather remained dry, but the constantly changing wind direction meant that the handlers had to work a little harder. The puppies are progressing well,  and […]

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Well Done Tara

Well done to search and rescue dog Tara, wh0 located a missing walker on Ben Nevis last Sunday evening.

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Training Weekend 10th & 11th May 2014

The first training weekend of the new training year took place in Braemar last weekend. The weather was drier than had been forecast but was still very cold for the time of year. For three young dogs it was their first ever training weekend, and as usual our volunteers enjoyed playing with the puppies. We […]

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SARDA Scotland Search and Rescue Dog Cranna

The first in a series where we profile our search dogs.  Today we meet Cranna. Cranna is a Border Collie of approximately 22 months old.  The reason that we do not know her exact age is because she was found as an abandoned pup;  tied to the  bumper of a car. Luckily, some passers by […]

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Cuillin Does It Again

SARDA Scotland search and rescue dog Cuillin located three missing people on Skye on Thursday 17th April. Well done to her.

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