A MAN is set to stand trial after being accused of punching another man in a pub.

Robert Kelbie, 40, is alleged to have hit Malcolm Gemmill in the head at the Newbridge Inn, near Edinburgh, in August 2021.

He is also accused of threatening extreme violence towards Mr Gemmill and Lacey Moffat in Tranent in June the following year.

Kelbie is also alleged to have used derogatory language against the pair during the same alleged incident.

He appeared in the dock in front of Sheriff Iain Nicol at Edinburgh Sheriff Court last Thursday, where he pleaded not guilty to both charges.

Co-accused Lisa Eardley, 35, is alleged to have knowingly or recklessly procured medical information relating to Mr Gemmill without consent and disclosing the information to another at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh on June 30, 2022.

Eardley, of South Gyle, Edinburgh, did not appear at the court but had a plea of not guilty lodged in her absence.

Both accused will return to court to stand trial in September.