Clydebank MSP Marie McNair's pet has been awarded Holyrood Dog of the Year.

Heidi, a Biewer Terrier, impressed judges with her loveable character.

The competition has been running for six years and is organised by The Kennel Club and Dogs Trust.

The prizegiving took place in the Scottish Parliament Member's Garden in Edinburgh.

And Marie explained how Heidi has helped her through recent health issues.

She said: “I’m so delighted Heidi has been crowned the winner of the Holyrood Dog Competition - it was a real shock as this is the first time we’ve ever entered!

“Heidi is our office dog and she just brightens everyone’s day when she comes in.

“Heidi helps her Nanna who had a Transient ischaemic attack last year.

"She has kept her active since and given her purpose and her confidence back.

“Dogs bring such joy to our lives and this competition is a great way to show this.

"It also gives us the chance to highlight the importance of animal welfare issues, like ethical breeding and responsible ownership.