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Scottish Rural Awards Announce 2019 Charity Partner

Scottish Rural Awards are delighted to announce their 2019 charity partner – Search & Rescue Dog Association Scotland (SARDA Scotland).

SARDA Scotland is a national charity who train dogs and their handlers to search for missing persons, they’re an entirely volunteer-based organisation and cover all of Scotland, 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.

Their search dogs are used by the Police, Coastguard, and Mountain Rescue teams to help locate missing people whether they are lost or injured in the mountains or low ground and urban areas.  SARDA Scotland’s handlers are experienced mountain rescuers trained in casualty care. On average, over the past three years, SARDA Scotland has had 67 call outs each year averaging at just over one per week.

 

They depend on the generosity of the public for part of their funding and the specialist equipment and ongoing costs of training a dog and handler are expensive.

Therefore the night of the 21st of March 2019, the Scottish Rural Awards aim to raise £5,000, the approximate amount to train a dog and handler with Search & Rescue Dog Association Scotland.

The Scottish Rural Awards will be holding their Whisky Raffle throughout the meal on the awards night. Guests will be encouraged to donate what they can into a small envelope found at their table place. From there each table will have their names put into a hat and one person on each table will win a bottle of Tomintoul 12yo Single Malt whisky.

Any donation, however small, made to SARDA Scotland goes directly towards training and equipment.

To find out more about Search & Rescue Dog Association Scotland go to www.sarda-scotland.org or search SARDA Scotland on Facebook @SearchRescueDogAssociationScotland

 

Scottish Rural Awards Welcome New Category Sponsor

  The Scottish Rural Awards are delighted to welcome on board Holidaycottages.co.uk as this year’s sponsor of the Rural Tourism category. ” Holidaycottages.co.uk,  part of the Travel Chapter group has been providing a first class service to property owners and customers for over 30 years. We’re proud to have built a reputation as a leadingContinue Reading

Scottish Rural Awards guests raise over £4,000 for breast cancer charity Casting For Recovery

Scottish Rural Awards guests raise over £4,000 for breast cancer charity Casting For Recovery

A fundraising effort by guests at the 2017 Scottish Rural Awards has raised more than £4,000 for breast cancer recovery charity Casting For Recovery. Over 400 guests at the event, which took place on Thursday 16th March, took part in a whisky raffle to raise a total of £4,763.70 for Casting For Recovery, a charitableContinue Reading

Casting For Recovery announced as charity partner for 2017 Scottish Rural Awards

Casting For Recovery announced as charity partner for 2017 Scottish Rural Awards

Casting for Recovery UK & Ireland has been announced as the charity partner for the 2017 Scottish Rural Awards. A charitable fly fishing therapy programme for ladies with breast cancer, Casting For Recovery has been in operation in the UK and Ireland for 10 years and is run by The Countryside Alliance Foundation. The projectContinue Reading

Shirley Spear joins the judging panel for the 2017 Scottish Rural Awards

The Scottish Rural Awards is delighted to welcome Shirley Spear OBE, chair of the Scottish Food Commission and founder of the Three Chimneys restaurant at Colbost on the Isle of Skye, to the judging panel for 2017. Shirley, who won the Lifetime Achievement award at the 2016 Scottish Rural Awards for her dedication to promoting ScottishContinue Reading