A GALASHIELS man has made a court appearance charged with having sex with an animal.

Jordan Turnbull, 27, faces a charge of bestiality along with 19-year-old Joshua Paterson from Aberdeen.

Turnbull, of Meigle Street, is also accused of publishing, selling. distributing, making or printing obscene material.

A third man, Mark Findlater, 32, from Angus, faces a similar charge regarding the distributing of obscene material.

All three men appeared in private at Aberdeen Sheriff Court where they made no plea and the case was continued for further examination.

They were released on bail and their next court appearance date has still to be confirmed.