A PEEBLES man has been accused of brandishing a hammer during a disturbance.

Michael Snodgrass of George Street is charged with shouting and swearing,threatening Colin Boyle with violence and brandishing the hammer.

The offence is alleged to have been committed in the Cuddyside area of Peebles on Tuesday, November 21.

Snodgrass appeared from custody at Jedburgh Sheriff Court and pleaded not guilty to the charge of threatening or abusive behaviour.

The 35-year-old was released on bail with special conditions not to contact three named people and not to enter Cuddyside.

A trial date has been set for February 27 with an intermediate hearing on January 29.