Posted by: Tracy Thomas | 1 March, 2018

Ford Estate race 3 & 4 March 2018 **cancellation**

Thank you all for your patience.

The race at Ford Estate this weekend is cancelled.

The weather has made it impossible for the race to go ahead. We are unable to get all of the required equipment to the site, and too many competitors would be risking driving in poor conditions, or unable to attend.

We have waited as late as we can to make this decision to allow the beast from the east to show its hand and it is not looking like the road conditions will improve sufficiently before Saturday.

The good news is that we may be able to reschedule for later in the month. We really do hope this will be possible, Ford is a very popular venue and we have added in some trails not used in previous races.

We will receive an update from the estate over the next couple of days confirming if there are any dates available for us to reschedule and we will update you as soon as we can. If we are able to reschedule, race entry will be reopened, anyone who has entered already and wishes to attend on the rescheduled date will automatically be entered. Anyone who has not entered already will be welcome to enter.

Competitors who have already entered will receive an email in the next 2 days asking if they wish to attend any rescheduled race and advising about refunds.

Please do not send private messages, text messages or emails directly to committee members. All messages should be directed to the Sled Dog Association of Scotland Facebook page private messages or


Posted by: Tracy Thomas | 27 February, 2018


FAO SDAS Members


*****Notice of AGM postponement*****

The Committee has recently discussed and decided upon postponing the AGM, that was originally to be held at our Ford Race on the 3rd March, until a date in the near future.

At present there are various committee members and members of our organisation who cannot attend the date previously set, so to allow for a fuller attendance of the AGM we are moving it to late spring/early summer in which we will incorporate it alongside a social gathering/BBQ/camping weekend

All information will be posted as soon as the date/venue is confirmed
Thank you



Posted by: Tracy Thomas | 27 February, 2018

Ford Estate Entry

Below is a list of received entries for our race at Ford (in first name alphabetical order, thank you Tracy 🐭)

Please note this is not a seeded start list

If your name is not on the list or you aren’t listed under the correct category entered then please contact us via email on and Tracy will sort it out ASAP


Aileen Morton DCW
Alan Morton DR3
Andrew Falconer DR2NB
Archie McMillan DCJ 7-12
Bob McLeod DCM
Callum Barnett DCJ 13-18
Chantel Clark DCW
Colin Spalding DB, DS2NB, DS1
Gareth Hargreaves DR3NB
Gary Patterson DR6NB, DS2
Gilli McLeod DR3
Heather O’Donnell DR4NB
Jennifer Broadfoot DB
Kevin Broadfoot DCM
Lauren O’Connell DS2 Sunday only
Logan McMillan J1 8-12
Max McMillan DBJ 10-15
Pat Byrne DBNB, DS1NB
Paul O’Donnell DR2NB
Paul Robins DR6NB
Rob McMillan DR4, Rec
Stephanie O’Connell DCW Sunday only
Steve Barnett DCM
Steven Neat DR3
Stuart Hanson DBNB, DR3NB
Teresa Rennie DCW
Tim Ellis DCM, DB
Tracy Thomas DR2NB

Posted by: Tracy Thomas | 27 February, 2018


Over the last 2 months we have been working closely with a very talented couple, Nigel and Sandra Spicer who own and run Nordikota Print Studio.

Nigel and Sandra have happily agreed to go into partnership with SDAS and produce our very own merchandise line for anyone wishing to purchase items of clothing/beanies/skipcaps etc featuring our SDAS logo. Our logo can either be in print or embroidery and each garment has the option to be personalised with your own kennel affix/team name/numbers etc

All details can be found on the Nordikota website 🙂

This is a fabulous range of quality clothing and well worth the money spent 🙂
Happy shopping guys

Posted by: Tracy Thomas | 4 February, 2018

Race Dates season 2018 – 19

With the last race of the season approaching we have been looking at the past season and the feedback we’ve received on venues and started to put together a race calendar for season 2018 – 19!

We’ve managed to confirm some dates already, with a few races applied for and awaiting confirmation.

If you have any suggestions for additional race venues we would be delighted to hear about them, we’d be even more delighted if you can help organise them 😉  Please drop us an email to and we will try and make them happen. We are still trying to work our way round the weather habits and the shooting season at Rothes, once we have a suitable date we’ll provide an update.

In the meantime, get the following dates in your diaries!



6 & 7 October 2018 – Ford Estate – provisional date

20 & 21 October 2018 – Sherwood Forest – CONFIRMED

17 & 18 November 2018 – Darnaway Forest – CONFIRMED

15 & 16 December 2018 – Kershope Forest – CONFIRMED

19 & 20 January 2019 – Culbin Forest – CONFIRMED subject to any unforeseen operations

16 & 17 February 2019 – Sherwood Forest – provisional date

9 & 10 March 2019 – Ford Estate – provisional date



Posted by: Tracy Thomas | 29 January, 2018

Ford Estate entry open. 

Ford Estate entry open.


Entry is now open for our final race of the season at Ford Estate.

3 & 4 March 2018

Closing dates

Postal : Wednesday 21 February

Email : Friday 23 February

Email entries should be sent to

Postal entries to Tracy Thomas, 12 Gellyburn Road, Almondbank, Perthshire, PH13LA

Entry will not be accepted without the relevant payment, late entries will not be accepted.

Non members please remember to add £5 to your entry fee, anyone wishing to join, or renew membership can do so by completing a SDAS membership form.


Ford race invitation

Entry Form

Dog ID form

Posted by: Tracy Thomas | 25 January, 2018



After speaking yesterday, 24/01/2018, with the organiser of this venue we have been updated with the news of the trail being in a waterlogged condition, which means it’s not going to be possible to trim back the long grass in time for our race to take place without causing damage to the trail itself 

As you all know, soft waterlogged grass and heavy machinery don’t mix very well.

That being said we have decided to cancel the race. We want to thank Alan and Danny for offering to put this race on for us and we are looking forward to seeing Rothes on our Race Callander for next season

SDAS Committee

Posted by: Mary Carter | 29 December, 2017

SDAS team for WSA Sveg 2018


SDAS would like to invite its members with Registered Nordic Breed teams to apply to represent Scotland as part of the SDAS Team attending the WSA  World Championship in Sveg, Sweden , 8th – 11th March 2018.

The team will be chosen from those who have supported the SDAS Championship series, have well controlled, competitive teams, and on-snow experience.

Entry fees set by WSA are  €120 for your first class entered, €50 for a second class. (Maximum two classes per competitor)

The entry fee in GP pounds to pay SDAS will be finalised in January to reflect the euro / GBP exchange rate at that time and to cover an equal share of the bank charges for the currency exchange.

Those wishing to be considered for the team that have not already contacted Mary Carter should must send an email immediately stating your chosen classes to followed by a deposit of £20 per class to SDAS:  cheque posted to Mary Carter, Bowland Trails, Netheraird of Glasclune, Blairgowrie, Perthshire, PH10 6SF or by direct bank transfer (Details available on request) or via Paypal:

Deposits must be received by 14th January  2018, and the balance of entry fees must be paid with cleared funds by 28th January 2018 to allow the international transfer to be completed in one transaction and therefore reduce the bank charges.

At this stage, applying will not guarantee your place on the team.  The allocation for each nation is yet to be decided.  Deposits  will be returned to those not gaining a place on the team.   Unfortunately, deposits cannot be refunded for any other reason.

Details of the event can be found at


Posted by: Tracy Thomas | 11 December, 2017

Culbin Forest Entry Open

Well done to everyone who made it through the snow to get to Darnaway, hopefully you are all home by now!

Entry to Culbin is now open, don’t get caught up in the Christmas rush and forget, enter early!

Dates 20 & 21 January 2018

BBQ on Saturday night

Relay race if sufficient interest – entry on the Saturday.

Closing Dates – Postal : Wed 10 January 2018

E.mail : Friday 12 January 2018

Email entries should be sent to

Postal entries to Tracy Thomas, 12 Gellyburn Road, Almondbank, Perthshire, PH13LA

Anyone who hasn’t already renewed their membership can do so by completing a SDAS membership form.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone, we’ll see you in January !

Culbin 2018 race invitation

Entry Form

Dog ID Form

Posted by: Tracy Thomas | 7 December, 2017

Darnaway Start & Helpers lists

Start and Helpers Lists for Darnaway are below.

Don’t forget all mushers MUST attend registration on Saturday morning. If you are unable to fulfil your marshal or helper duty, please find someone to replace you, if you are not able to find a replacement, please bring this to the attention of the committee at registration.

Relay teams, please enter on Saturday, payment will be taken at the same time.

Info and time for the BBQ will be given at the Mushers Meeting.


Darnaway Start List

Darnaway Helpers List

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