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The Stirling and District Classic Car Club Charity Presentation

The Stirling and District Classic Car Club 2014 Show for Charities – Bridge of Allan

  2014 Show for Charities Cheque Presentation The Stirling and District Classic Car Club 2014 Show for Charities held on Sunday 18th May raised more than £9,000. This was their tenth and biggest show ever with 700 vehicles on display.  The  chosen charities  were The  Scottish Air Ambulance, The  Sandpiper Trust , The  Ochil Explorers,  The  Scribbler’s Picnic. Emily and Will Sandwell , from the Sandpiper Trust , attended the presentation , receiving Read More →

Bequest from Douglas Scott

Douglas Scott was  local to Doune and Dunblane.  In his early years he was a well respected musician and music teacher.  On retirement he took to writing articles for newspapers and magazines.  He was a fanatic travel.  There was no where in the world he had not visited. He recently returned from a cruise and sadly , at the age of 75 died, suddenly as Read More →

In Memory of a dear friend

In Memory of Elsie Mcpherson

Angie Steer and her friends took on a remarkable challenge this year.  This was to walk the West Highland Way in memory of their dear friend .  They chose to support the trust with their energetic fundraising.  Having acheived their walk they continued to fundraise with coffee mornings.  In total they raised an amazing £2435.00 in memory of their friend.  We are extremely grateful for Read More →


Baker Hughes 10K Aberdeen

Richard Curtis and his girlfriend braved the challenge by running the Baker Hughes 10k in Aberdeen.  They completed it in 1hr 4 mins, which we think is very commendable . They raised £406.00 for The Sandpiper Trust.   Congratulations and very many thanks for your support.

Defibrillator presented to doctor on Coll

Defibrillators on the Isle of Coll

The Community of Coll would like to thank The Sandpiper Trust for another generous donation of essential life saving equipment to the Isle of Coll. Rob Wainwright, former Scottish rugby captain presented Dr Celine O’ Neill, the island GP with a defibrillator on behalf of the Sandpiper Trust’s Patron, Gavin Hastings. The Sandpiper Trust has already donated a sandpiper bag with £1000 of emergency equipment Read More →

The Lanrick Challenge in aid of The Sandpiper Trust and Help our Wounded Royal Marines and Supporting Arms

On the 19th July Lanrick Estate will host a 12k and 6k challenge.  This will be held through the woods, along the river banks and finally up the hill with views of Ben Ledi, decending back to the river where you will wade across to the otherside for more adventure.  For more information go to

Book Now for An Evening with The Sandpiper Trust

This is an evening to remember.  The date Friday 13th June,  Dunecht House, Aberdeen. See link below or phone Claire Maitland for further enquiries .  Tel 01330844606


Sandpiper Ball – Edinburgh

On the 7th February, in the George Hotel in Edinburgh , students danced the night away .  The event was organised by Anna Maitland.  The ballroom was packed with university students taking a break from their final year . Gavin Hastings presided over the auction  and the students rose to the occasion with their generosity .  Prior to the auction Dr Richard Lyons gave a Read More →


Defibrillator donated to United Auctions, Stirling Mart

The Sandpiper Trust are pleased to donate a defibrillator to United Auctions, Stirling Mart.  A training session was arranged by Basics Scotland and employees  from the mart were invited to attend as well as others from The Highland Cattle Ass. and Ledering Chalmers.  It is hoped to arrange another training session later in the year.

West Perthshire Ponyclub present bag to GP

The West Perthshire Pony Club have always been big supporters of the Sandpiper Trust. Three members took time, away from their pony duties , to present a Sandpiper Bag to Dr Neil Wilson from Stirling. Dr Wilson has moved to this area from Wick where he  learnt about Basics Scotland and the work of  the trust.  He  was extremely grateful for the donation of the Read More →