Local MSP Douglas Ross, Conservative, joined several of his Holyrood colleagues on Monday with their doggy friends to take part in the ‘Holyrood Dog of the Year’ competition.
The event, organised by The Kennel Club was eventually won by a rescue dog called Maya.
Commenting afterwards Mr Ross said:
“I was disappointed that Murphy didn’t win but he certainly knocked the spots of the opposition as he excelled on the agility course.”
“This was probably because my wife Krystle used to take Murphy to local agility classes before he became ill. Their training clearly paid off as he made a better job of it than me, I haven’t quite sorted my technique yet!”