A pensioner who was forced to move from his care home because his pet dog was no longer welcome has seen two of his lifelong dreams come true.

Bob Harvey finally got the chance to step on the famous Concorde passenger jet and visited a donkey sanctuary thanks to the charity Fostering Compassion.

The 87-year-old, who now lives in Longtown, was served an eviction notice to leave his former care home because his beloved miniature schnauzer Darkie had become a "trip hazard."

When his plight went viral Bob was overwhelmed by the support he received.

The East Lothian-based charity became aware of his story last year and set about making some of his dreams come true.

Of his visit to Scotland National Museum of Flight, Bob said: "I would go back again any day if I got the chance. It's a day of my life I will never forget."

"It's a marvellous plane. I have always been interested in Concorde. I don't know why but it was one of my wishes to see it.

"I have never been on a plane in my life and have never had any interest in flying ever but Concorde was just something that came and stuck by me."

Part of Fostering Compassion’s work is to promote the benefits of the human-animal bond and keep pets and vulnerable people together, especially when they may be facing an enforced separation.

They also took Bob and Darkie to visit a donkey sanctuary in the Scottish Borders.

Lesley Winton, founder and CEO, said: "We took Bob and Darkie under our wing. What we wanted to do was try to help some of his dreams come true.

"It's nice to give people good news as well. I can hear him counting the steps up to the Concorde."

Bob, his late wife Margaret and Darkie were promised a home for life when they moved to Burnfoot Hall, in Ecclefechan but a change of management led to that promise being broken when last year Bob was faced with the threat of eviction if he didn't get rid of Darkie.

Mead Medical Services Limited which runs the Scottish care home said Darkie was a trip hazard and that the dog was left unsupervised for long period of time. Bosses said they had to put the safety and wellbeing of others first.

A petition in support of Bob gained more than 264,000 signatures while a Crowd Funding page raised nearly £40,000 to for the pensioner and his dog to see out the rest of their days together.