A man accused of stalking his ex-partner over a period of eight months, looking through her bins and refusing to leave her home until she rekindled their relationship, will face trial in October.
Mark Stewart, 47, of Tweed Crescent in Menzieshill, denied that on various occasions between October 1 2016 and June 19 last year, at Dalmahoy Drive and Tweed Crescent, he engaged in a course of conduct which caused Pauline Ireland fear or alarm.
He further denied, on numerous occasions between those dates, attending her home address, sending flowers and a card to her work, repeatedly contacting her by phone and leaving voice messages for her.
He is also charged with attending her home on June 18 last year, repeatedly knocking at the door, throwing stones at her window, entering the home and making repeated attempts to resume the relationship, shouting at her and refusing to leave when requested to do so until she agreed to rekindle the relationship; and on June 19 last year, going to her home address again when uninvited, loitering in her garden and looking through her rubbish bin, attending on further occasions on the same date and hand delivering two letters.
Stewart pleaded not guilty and Sheriff John Rafferty set his trial down for October 31 with an intermediate diet on October 4.
He was ordained to appear at court then.