A 26-year-old man accused of murdering a postwoman in Peebles will face a High Court trial in May.

Nicholas Rodgers from Innerleithen, is also charged with assault to injury and police assault.

Following a preliminary hearing at the High Court in Glasgow, a trial date was fixed for May 14.

Twenty-two-year-old Alexandra Stuart was allegedly stabbed to death on Sunday, August 6.

She had been at a party in the Cuddyside area of Peebles when the emergency services were alerted at around 11.20am.

Alexandra was rushed to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary to be treated for her injuries but passed away later that day.