A RESTAURANT in Whitecraig is hosting two doggy events for charity.

Four-legged friends and their owners are invited to ‘Yappy Hour’ at the Mercat Grill this Saturday, from 4pm to 5.30pm.

The event, in aid of the Edinburgh Dog & Cat Home, will enable everyone to socialise while enjoying a drink and small tapas.

A Doggy Coffee Morning is planned on Saturday, September 3, from 10am to 11.30am.

Both events are now a regular, monthly fixture on the Mercat Grill’s calendar.

The Doggy Coffee Morning runs alternate months to Yappy Hour, always on the first Saturday of the month.

The next Yappy Hour will then be on October 1 and the next Doggy Coffee Morning on November 5

Graham Blaikie, owner of the Mercat Grill, said: “Come and enjoy our popular doggy events, with all the money raised going to the Edinburgh Dog & Cat Home.

“I’ll have my own, new pups aka the Haggis Hunters, coming along to socialise, too. We love dogs here at the Mercat Grill and they’ll be in for a treat too.

“We also have our refurbished beer garden area where you can sit and enjoy your drinks outside with your dog.”

To book a place, call 0800 124 4112 or email info@mercatgrill.com