A LOCAL man has been accused of stealing five kegs of lager and various foodstuffs from a Kelso hotel.

Paul McLean pleaded not guilty at Jedburgh Sheriff Court to the theft which is alleged to have been committed at the Ednam House Hotel on August 28.

The 31-year-old from Heiton also denied a second charge of struggling violently with police officers.

A trial date has been set for November 14 with an intermediate hearing on October 16.

Bail conditions include not entering the grounds of the Ednam House Hotel.