THE trial of two Borders huntsmen accused of breaching Scotland's fox hunting legislation has been adjourned until next month.

Legal reasons meant no evidence could be led on the second day of the trial of John Clive Richardson and his son Johnny Riley, who deny deliberately hunting a fox with hounds.

Sixty six year old Richardson and Riley, who is 24, are both members of the Jedforest Hunt and live near Bonchester Bridge.

They are charged with committing the offence on land at Townfoothill near Jedburgh on February 18 last year.

Deliberately hunting a fox with hounds has been illegal in Scotland since the introduction of the Protection of Wild Mammals Act 2002.

The trial will resume at Jedburgh Sheriff Court on Thursday, April 27.