Sunday, 31 May 2009
Caitlin and Rowan got Best Any Variety Not Seperatly classified terrier then Group 2.
Poppy was 3rd in the class. And Inka 4th in her class.
In the junior handling Glenn borrowed Esme and was very happy with his 3rd. Lewis was 2nd with Ria winning their class. Jodie was 1st and best overall junior handler. Becky and Whisper 2nd, Caitlin borrowed Storm an Austrialian shepard dog and was really pleased to get 3rd as she has never met the dog before.
Sunday, 24 May 2009
On thursday the road outside the community centre was turned into a river as the torrential rain came flushing down form the skies, On a related note our tae-kwon-do master was walking out of the community centre when a boy racer in his car came speeding down the road covering our master in the water.
Sunday, 17 May 2009
Morven MacDonald 4th overall Scottish Junior of the Year.
Saturday was Terrier, hound and toy day at SKC Morven was 2nd in the Junior Handling Association 6-11 class and then won the Young Kennel Club 6-11 year class. well done.
Lewis Fraser was VHC in the JHA 6-11 class. Well done to them both. Caitlin and myself were down. I will post the results later.
Friday, 15 May 2009
Jenna Sturrock Scottish Junior for 2008
Stacey Mason 2nd and Charley Donaldson 3rd. I am waiting for a picture of Morven MacDonald who was 4th overall. We had a super evening and although Jodie and Caitlin were not placed they did very well.
Wednesday, 13 May 2009
Monday, 11 May 2009
Satrting point Glenlivet cemetery car park. The participants are put into 4 groups with 2 adult leaders per group.
First break for the group I was leading this is near Blairfindy lodge. It took us around an hour to get here!
Looking across the moor and it shows just how unpredictable the weather was. Ben Rhines in the back ground.
The information board this is just below the Carn Liath, it tells of the people of the moor, also the floushing wildlife.
The top of the world or so it seems. We have got to the top of the Carn Diamh it is around545metres above sea level.
Friday, 8 May 2009
Tuesday, 5 May 2009
Canine Brucellosis outbreak in Southern Ireland
May 5, 2009 by E-F-G
With less than a month to go until the Irish Kennel Club hosted European Winners Show in Dublin an outbreak of Canine Brucellosis has been announced in Southern Ireland. This is a notifiable disease and a zoonosis (can be caught by humans). By current EU law if an outbreak is confirmed, rather than an isolated case, the worst case scenario would see an embargo on all movement of dogs in and out of the country. Even the best case scenario, if such an outbreak is confirmed, could see an instant imposing of no canine movement without up to date vaccination.
Thanks to http://imaal10.wordpress.com/
Monday, 4 May 2009
Lochindorb Castle is located on the bleak Dava Moor south of Nairn and Forres on the way to Grantown-on-Spey and Aviemore, in the south-eastern heart of the Scottish Highlands.
It sits on a partly man-made island in this remote loch, 6.5 miles north-west of Grantown-on-Spey and is not accessible by public transport, so you will need a car or bike to get here - and then of course a boat if you want to go across! The best time to visit is when the heather is in bloom and the moor is a carpet of purple.
Lochindorb comes from the Gaelic meaning 'Loch of Trouble' and the castle has certainly had its fair share of that! Dating back to the 13th century, it was originally held by the Comyns, but later occupied by the English and was visited by Edward I in 1303 when he stayed here for 9 days, hunting out on the moor. Later it was used as a prison and also a garrison for English troops. At the end of the 14th century, it was gifted by Robert II to his third son, the notorious Wolf of Badenoch, Alexander Stewart, who rampaged around quite a bit of the local area. Lochindorb was said to be his favourite haunt.
When the Scottish Privy Council instructed the Thane of Cawdor to dismantle Lochindorb after it had been forfeited by the Earl of Moray in around 1455, the huge iron yett was transported to Cawdor Castle and can now be seen in the bowels of the building.
Although now in ruins, the castle was still in fairly good condition up until the end of the 18th century when its four 7-metre high round towers were intact. The main quadrangular courtyard is 48 x 38 metres in dimensions and is enclosed by a 2-metre thick wall which stands 6 metres high. A later extension to the south was made probably to give the island extra protection from assault. Apparently it was bought by the Cawdor Campbells in the 1970s.
Friday, 1 May 2009
Pack horse bridge Glenlivet.
Part of the Speyside Way between Glenlivet to Tomintoul.One of the moors we went across.
They have to cook their own meals.
Some of the sleeping arrangements.