A PENSIONER from Walkerburn has appeared from custody at Selkirk Sheriff Court accused of stalking a woman.

Sixty eight year old Ian McVean is charged with engaging in a course of conduct, from his Park Avenue home between April 28 and Tuesday of this week, likely to cause her fear and alarm.

It is alleged he sent her unwanted text messages and letters which contained threatening and distressing content despite being repeatedly advised by her that she wished no further contact with him.

McVean pleaded not guilty to the offence and a trial date has been fixed for July 30 with an intermediate hearing on July 15.