South Scotland

Lockerbie man faces badger pesticide charge

A man from Lockerbie has been appeared in court on charges of interfering with a badger sett.

William Scobie, 75, of Whitehills Avenue, is alleged to have put the banned pesticide Cymag in the entrance to the sett at nearby Jardine Hall.

He is also accused of obstructing access to the sett and storing the pesticide in a locked filing cabinet.

The case at Dumfries Sheriff Court was continued without plea until 16 August.

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