VOTING is now open for the annual Holyrood Dog of the Year Award.

And Clydebank is represented in the competition by Marie McNair MSP and her office dog Heidi.

The Biewer Terrier, who is just under two years old, is described by the politician as "very affectionate" and a "princess".

The Holyrood Dog of the Year award will be presented later this month in the Scottish Parliament Gardens.

It is organised by both The Kennel Club and Dogs Trust to engage with Scottish parliamentarians who are passionate about dogs and to identify those who are willing to raise canine issues and policies in the Scottish Parliament.

All parliamentarians’ dogs are able to enter.

There are 13 contenders for the crown, including Liberal Democrats leader Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP and Labour Shadow Mental Health Minister Paul Sweeney MSP.

Last year's winner was David Torrance MSP and his dog Buster.

You can vote for the Holyrood Dog of the Year by clicking here