A tiny kitten rescued from a car engine is set to get a new home.

The BBC Scotland news website revealed how the ginger kitten was found by driver Victor Gallacher when his engine was not making its usual purr.

Thought to be about eight weeks old, the kitten had climbed inside the bonnet in Aberdeen and had a city tour before its cries were heard.

The cat home now looking after the kitten has been inundated with offers, and will make a decision on Monday.

High volume

Mr Gallacher, 61, of Bucksburn, Aberdeen, had been driving for several miles across the city in his Rover 400 when he became aware of an unusual noise.

He stopped and rescued the unharmed but oily passenger.

The kitten is now being cared for at Mrs Murray’s Home for Stray Dogs and Cats and Re-homing Centre in Aberdeen’s Seaton area.

The BBC Scotland news website story about the rescue was viewed more than 155,000 times on Thursday, and it also featured on BBC television and radio.

However he was not claimed back – so will now be re-homed by one of the interested parties, which is why he has not been given a name by staff.

Assistant manager Vikki McRobbie said: “We have phonecalls and e-mails from all over the country.

“Because there was such a high volume of interest we are going to let people see the kitten and then decide on Monday.”

Staff and Mr Gallacher all said they thought the kitten would make someone a good pet.