Dog who ran off during Hogmanay fireworks found 13 miles away

A dog who ran off during fireworks on Hogmanay has been found 13 miles away.

Glen ran off from Dundonald Street in Edinburgh city centre at around 11.30pm on Monday after a firework went off.

The black and white collie was on holiday in the capital from Lewis with his owner when he ran off. Despite searching the area, the scared dog could not be found.

With no collar or tags, Iain MacKinnon, whose father owns Glen, turned to social media to try and track the pooch down.

A Facebook page was set up and tweets appealing for information received hundreds of retweets on Twitter.

After a number of calls from residents in Port Seton, East Lothian, Mr MacKinnon went to search the area on Thursday and found Glen wandering around a housing estate near the Co-op on Links Road.

The adventurous pooch had travelled 13 miles in three days. Mr MacKinnon announced the discovery on Twitter.

He wrote: "Glen has been found! He's alive and well and was found in Port Seton; quite a trip! Thank you all SO much for getting the word out. The power of social media.

"After a number of calls from Port Seton, my Dad went down first thing this morning and started a systematic search.

"He saw a movement a few hundred yards away, gave a whistle but nothing. When he looked down, Glen was at his feet."

The young dog is now resting at home after his three-day trek.

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