Another sad moment for Trossachs Search and Rescue Team - at the grand old age of 14, retired search dog Taz has sadly been put to rest. His handler, Gayle Wilde, rescued Taz from the dog pound 14 years ago, and decided to train him up as a missing person search and rescue dog. He has been deployed in many searches over the years and has been all over Scotland - on boats, helicopters, on ropes and just plain ordinary vehicles. His most challenging job was the Clutha helicopter tragedy in Glasgow, and his most enjoyable was probably searches in the Outer Hebrides. He loved nothing better than putting on boot tees and harness and working in collapsed structure environments - he literally smiled when doing that kind of work. First and foremost though, he was Gayles’ personal pet and best friend. Gayle can be very proud of all the things he achieved, and the people he has met over the years - Taz was extremely affectionate and loved posing for the cameras - as can be seen by the montage that Gayle has put together. Taz will now no doubt be reminiscing with all his old friends about all his adventures, and hopefully Gayles’ new dog, Merlin will be able to follow in his footsteps. A sad day for us all - especially for Gayle and all her family.
back into hearstart training
chain of survival
Meet the new search dogs
fish n chips
international search dog day 2021
Dog Training April 21
Defibs Save Lives
Busy Sunday Evening for the team
Bowie Training March21
International Womens Day 2021
Search dogs back in training
February 2021 Newsletter
Donate for free
Two New USAR Dog Teams
Trossachs SAR sign the Armed Forces Covenant
Joint Radio Network Launched
A busy January
A busy 2019 for Trossachs SAR
New team Headquarters
Pilot project in support of TEC
A busy August and September!
First 6 months of 2019
Another team member gets married
Arnold Clark provide Trossachs SAR with a Renault KADJAR
P7 Emergency Services Day at Balfron High School
January and February 2019 update
Trossachs SAR are now on Instagram - give us a follow!
Trossachs SAR attend the opening of the salmon season on the River Teith at Callander
Heartstart classes delivered in January 2019
Trossachs SAR deliver CPR training at Glasgow mosque
Taz voted as winner in recent photo competition
Scottish Ambulance Service Awards 2018
Heartstart November 2018
Scottish First Aid Awards 2018
Scottish Health Awards 2018
Community Responder Award - UK Heart Safe Awards 2018
Provost's Awards 2018
20 Years of Trossachs SAR!
Death of Retired USAR Dog Mitch
Community Responder Award Nomination - UK HeartSafe Awards
Another Busy Week!
William Charles Barrington MBE
Nikola's 3 Lochs Challenge!
Severe Weather Response
The Kennel Club Friends for Life
Vote for USAR dog Taz
Trossachs SAR collect a new Toyota Hilux from Arnold Clark!
UK Heart Safe Awards 2017
Team Training - Saturday 5 August 2017
Trainee USAR dog Tara
Award Nominations for Trossachs SAR
Helimed 76 Visit
A marathon to save lives!
Stuart and Elaine's Outer Hebrides Cycle
H.M. Passport Office, Glasgow Donation
CPR and AED awareness for staff at Glengoyne Distillery
St Andrews First Aid Youth Conference 2017
Mains Farm Wigwams - Sea King Visit
Glengoyne Distillery - At the Heart of the Community
7 public access defibs
Mitch in the Movie