Portree’s wonder dog, border collie Blaze, is once again hoping to sniff out cash for a worthy local cause.
Together with owner Steve Miller, the pooch with a passion for high places, has during his four and half years managed to climb in excess of 80 Munros making him, without doubt, a real top dog..
So it seems only appropriate that in 2017 the pair, through the annual calendar Steve produces, hope to raise at least £3,000 which will go to Skye Mountain Rescue team.
Once again the all colour calendar shows Blaze on some of the most scenic mountains Scotland as to offer.
Steve said: “Our original intention was to have a 'Skye Only' selection of pics, but we really wanted to include Eilean Donan Castle which is mainland...so, that opened up a whole lot more options.
“Well, we've whittled it down a bit..., but if you have any favourites you would definitely like to see included, please let us know.
We intend to sell the calendars for £8.00 which includes postage costs, and are hoping to raise £3,000 for Skye Mountain Rescue, so we really need your help, as (a)The money will really help the team out with buying equipment, and (b), we really canna be left with a 1,000 calendars as we don't have enough tables with shoogly legs needing steadied!”
Earlier this year Blaze made local news when he made the final of the VisitScotland “Ambassadog” competition. However, it was back in 2014 that, again through his calendar that Blaze became known to thousands. Thanks to his 9,000 Twitter followers and the 90,000 on Scotland from the Roadside Facebook page, he raised £1,000 for Glencoe Mountain Rescue.
The calendar with be in both Gaelic and English and Steve added: “Payment will be either via Paypal, Cheque (if anyone still uses them), or cash if you trust oor postie”
A spokesman for Skye MRT said: "This is very much Steve and of course Blaze's idea, and we are very pleased that they have chosen us and wish them every success with the calendar."