FIVE people from the Capital are to face trial next week following an alleged lochside disturbance in a national park.
Alexander Deighan, 30, and Jonathon Sandielands, 28, are accused of recklessly firing air pistols, causing pellets to strike two other people who were at the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park.
Sandielands is also alleged to have had a a knife.
Erin Colmer, 24, and Marie Colvin, 24, are accused of putting members of the public in danger by culpably and recklessly throwing bottles and stones.
Colmer, Deighan, and Deighan’s elder brother Brian Deighan, 31, face a further charge of using threatening and abusive behaviour, shouting threats, and making threatening hand gestures.
The offences are said to have been committed at Loch Lubnaig, near Callander, Perthshire, in the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, on June 9 this year.
Colmer and Alexander Deighan, both of Gracemount Avenue; Sandielands and Colvin, both of Linden Avenue; and Brian Deighan of Burdiehouse Street; all Edinburgh, were excused from attending a pre-trial hearing at Stirling Sheriff Court today.
Defence agent Alastair Ross, for Colmer, asked for the trial to be delayed because of difficulties with legal aid.
However Sheriff William Gilchrist simply continued the case for trial next Wednesday, October 23.