THE Mercat Grill in Whitecraig is holding its first charity doggy event of the year this Saturday, in aid of Edinburgh Dog & Cat Home.

Its Doggy Barkfast will get under way at 11am and the cost of £7.50 includes a tea or coffee, hot filled roll and treat for the dog.

The dog-friendly venue will then run Doggy Barkfast on the first Saturday of every month: April 6, May 4, June 1, July 6, August 3, September 7, October 5 and November 2.

In December, the popular festive doggy event – Santa Paws – will take place, with the date and time to be confirmed nearer the time.

To book a place, email or call 0800 124 4112.