A 51-year-old man has been accused of stalking a Borders hotel employee over a period of 17 months.

Martin Kane is alleged to have engaged in a course of conduct likely to cause the woman fear and alarm by repeatedly visiting her work at the Allan Ramsay Hotel in Carlops.

The offences are alleged to have happened between July 2017 and December 16, 2018.

It is alleged Kane listened to her conversations and accessed her social media accounts without her consent.

Kane of Palmer Rise, Livingston, pleaded not guilty and will stand trial at Selkirk Sheriff Court on September 12.