The Scottish Rat Club

June 15, 2010

Back towards the beginning of the year, the future of the Scottish Rat Club was looking a little bit uncertain, mainly due to lack of interest and a couple of shows having to be cancelled.

Luckily, Karren of Mayhem Rattery decided that the Scottish Rat Club couldn’t end and set about setting up a commitee. I am now appointed Show Secretary and had my first show ‘in charge’ on the 6th June. It was a very busy day but good fun and I’ve learnt so much – the next one should go easier!

As well as a new commitee, the SRC also has a new website: http://www.scottishratclub.co.uk and a members only forum. The forum is still fairly new but all new members are welcome and it is slowly turning into a source of useful and friendly rat chatter.

This year we have four shows planned. The next one will be on the 4th September in Livingston (don’t worry, I’ll remind you nearer the time!), however for next year we are planning five shows in a number of different locations throughout Scotland.

Our shows this year have stars for the first time, which will hopefully encourage new breeders to work towards gaining an NFRS Stud Name. We have also started a Pet Championship Award to recognise those rats that are exceptional pets. Scottish (and members from elsewhere of couse!) breeders are able to register their ratteries with the club and SRC registered ratteries are then allowed to exhibit under their rattery names.

To become a member, contact Karren on: membershipsecretary@scottishratclub.co.uk

I will put more details on the above mentioned schemes for Variety Stars and Pet Championship Points up in future, but I hope this little introduction might encourage Scottish rat owners to give the SRC a try 🙂

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