Criminal proceedings continued yesterday in the case against Scottish gamekeeper William Dick.
Mr Dick, 24, is accused of bludgeoning and repeatedly stamping on a buzzard. The alleged offences are reported to have taken place in Sunnybrae, Dumfries in April 2014. Mr Dick has denied the allegations.
Yesterday a notional diet was heard at Dumfries Sheriff Court. The case was continued for another notional diet, scheduled for 4th November 2014.