Meet our fabulous Mascot
If you’ve ever been on an Independence march, attended a rally, watched a live stream or looked at the pictures of any Indy event on line the chances are you recognise Sheldon!
This big beautiful proud Indydug was born in Edinburgh on 5th June 2015 – with a Scottish mum and German dad he’s typical of the wonderful mix that makes our country so special.
As soon as he had all his jabs (at about 12 week old) Sheldon attended his first Highland Show. That was the first time he’s heard the skirl of the pipes. From then on, whenever he heard them on the TV at home he would sit up and watch. Perfect puppy training to become the mascot of Saor Alba Pipes and Drums .
He had a busy early couple of years. At 6 months old he qualified for Crufts and proudly represented Scotland in the show ring.
Then at a year old he was introduced to the limelight appearing in series 7 of the popular TV series Still Game.
He’s even sired a litter of 12 beautiful puppies
Not surprisingly his first outfit was a flag !
Since then he has been busy helping his lovely mum Jane campaign for Scottish Independence. Being an Indydug he’s attended marches and rallies. He’s been on Freedom Convoys and camps. He’s been seen at commemorations and demonstrations and made friends everywhere he went. His photo has appeared in The National. People are drawn to this charismatic dog and he loves the attention.
Although he’s kept very busy being an Indydug, off duty he’s still just a big puppy at heart and loves playing on beaches, in parks and meeting people
We’re very proud to announce that he has agreed to become the band’s mascot and whenever possible he will be front and centre leading us as we keep marching on the road to independence.
Check out all his pictures in our photo gallery https://saoralbapd.scot/projects/sheldon/