See behind the scenes at guide dog school

Local families, young people and community groups are invited to take a behind-the-scenes look at the Guide Dogs Training School, Forfar.

A free tour is on offer Tuesday, April 8, and Tuesday, April 15, at 2 p.m.

Visitors will be able to view a guide dogs training demonstration and watch a video about Guide Dogs’ work.

“If you’ve ever had a question about Guide Dogs and how we train our dogs, the tour will be the perfect time to ask,” said Lisa Fairweather, regional coordinator at the training school.

Pet dogs are not allowed to join guests on tour, and each tour is limited to 40 places. Visits will be offered on a first come first served basis.

Around 200 dogs per year receive their foundation training at Forfar before moving to instructors around the country for the dogs to be prepared specifically for client needs.

The school is based at Dean Way, Orchardbank Business Park, Forfar. For more, contact the school on 0845 3727 408 or email