A special visitor arrived at a supermarket in Dumbarton last week to meet the kind-hearted staff who sponsored him.

Over the last two years, workers at Morrison’s on Glasgow Road have generated more than £5,000 to go towards the training of budding guide dog Rocky.

Diane Williamson kicked off the fundraising bid two years ago by doing a sponsored head shave and many bag packs and raffles later, they managed to reach their goal.

They named the lovely Labrador after Dumbarton Rock and the pooch and his trainer came down to pay staff and customers a visit last Tuesday.

Kimberley Bindon, one of the store’s community champions, told the Reporter: “Rocky is absolutely beautiful as you can see.

“We were all absolutely delighted to meet him and see what all our hard work fundraising has gone towards.

“We have done many bag packs, raffles and other activities including dress down days to raise the funds for Rocky.

"Dumbarton Young Firefighters and Police Scotland Youth Volunteers have helped with bag packs over the last two years.

“We feel so proud that we have managed such an amazing target and know we are going to help people who need it most in the community.”

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The staff have been keeping in close contact with the guide dog centre and receiving regular updates on Rocky’s progress.

The puppy impressed customers with how well behaved he is already at the tender age of just six months.

Kim added: “Customers were so happy to eventually meet him and see what their generosity has gone towards. We couldn’t have achieved this without them.

“He is a beautiful red colour and was just an absolute delight to spend an afternoon with.

“Our people manager Lynn McPherson has been a massive part of this, along with myself and Diane, and we honestly can't believe he is here now and is about to start his training.”