After raising £15,000 for Guide Dogs Scotland, staff at Lothian Buses have received news that the puppies they named Marine and Diesel have been born.

Over the next year, Lothian Buses will receive updates on the puppies’ training and they will also get to meet them before they go to Guide Dog Training School. Staff also named a third puppy Buster, and are awaiting news of his birth.

Community Fundraiser for Guide Dogs, Anne Rowse, said: “The staff at Lothian Buses did an amazing thing by raising a staggering £15,000 for Guide Dogs.

“They organised lots of different activities, including a sponsored cycle from Lands’ End to John O’ Groats, and some of the staff even bared all for a charity calendar.

“To raise funds to name one guide dog puppy is incredible, and Lothian Buses have been able to name three.

“We rely on donations and thanks to the kind support of Lothian Buses, we will be able to make a real difference to people who are blind or partially sighted by partnering them with a guide dog.”

Gaynor Marshall, Lothian Buses Marketing and Communications Director, added: “We are delighted to welcome Marine and Diesel, Guide Dogs Scotland puppy trainees, to the Lothian Buses Family.

“Throughout 2016 staff from across our business worked together on a series of fundraising initiatives and it’s great to see their commitment, goodwill and effort result in three puppy sponsorships.

“We all look forward to meeting Marine, Diesel and also Buster when he finally arrives. We are sure they will make a real difference and play a huge role in the lives of the people they are chosen to partner.”

If you would like to find out how you could Name a Puppy, please call Guide Dogs Community Fundraiser Anne Rowse on 07766505249 or email