An Edinburgh homeless man has told of the “incredible act of kindness” of two Swedish tourists who invited him to their home for Christmas.
Jimmy Fraser was begging on George Street when he was asked for directions by Annis Lindkvist and her sister Emma.
They struck up a friendship during their trip and swapped numbers before flying home to Sagmyra.
Mr Fraser told the BBC Scotland news website: “The next thing I knew I was on a plane to Sweden.”
The 54-year-old said Mrs Lindkvist got him a passport and paid for his flights so he could spend a week over Christmas with her family.
Mr Fraser, who moved to Edinburgh 13 years ago after divorce left him homeless, said the trip had been like a dream.
The former security guard and father-of-two, who is originally from Lanark, said: “It’s weird, I know. I was begging on George Street and these two women came up to …