An­niver­sary of dog res­cue char­ity

The Oban Times - - News -

THE 50TH an­niver­sary of the found­ing of one of Scot­land’s best-loved char­i­ties has been cel­e­brated in Fort Wil­liam.

In 1965, Hamish MacInnes formed the Search and Res­cue Dog As­so­ci­a­tion (SARDA) in Scot­land. It has now ex­panded to sev­eral parts of the UK. To mark the spe­cial oc­ca­sion, more than 100 peo­ple gath­ered in the Alexandra Ho­tel.

Past and present mem­bers from SARDA Scot­land, Southern Scot­land, Eng­land, and the Isle of Man at­tended, as well as cur­rent dog han- dlers, and ex dog-han­dlers go­ing back as far as 1965.

Moira Weather­stone of SARDA Scot­land said: ‘ Old friends were re­united. New dog han­dlers were in­tro­duced and ex­changed sto­ries with ex- dog han­dlers from the ’60s, ’ 70s and ’80s. Old friends who could not be with us were re­mem­bered. We also cel­e­brated the he­roes - our dogs. Each ta­ble was given the name of a dog from the past in­clud­ing Hamish’s dogs. It was a fan­tas­tic evening and one we will all re­mem­ber.’

CEL­E­BRA­TIONS: Some mem­bers at the SARDA 50th an­niver­sary din­ner in the Alexandra Ho­tel with their dogs,

in­clud­ing founder mem­ber Hamish MacInnes, cen­tre.

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