A BORDERS resident has been accused of raping five women over a 30-year period.

Ian Ramsay, 47, of Kelso, faced a total of 35 charges when he appeared in private at Edinburgh Sheriff Court.

The alleged offences include rape, sexual assault by penetration, assault with intent to rape, sexual assault, coercing a woman to look at a sexual image and voyeurism.

They are said to have happened mainly in Kelso and Jedburgh between 1990 and June this year involving eight different women.

Ramsay, of Maxmill Park, is also charged with stalking, assault, abusive behaviour and motoring offences.

The 47-year-old made no plea and has been remanded in custody.