Calendar An icon of a desk calendar. Cancel An icon of a circle with a diagonal line across. Caret An icon of a block arrow pointing to the right. Email An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of the Facebook "f" mark. Google An icon of the Google "G" mark. Linked In An icon of the Linked In "in" mark. Logout An icon representing logout. Profile An icon that resembles human head and shoulders. Telephone An icon of a traditional telephone receiver. Tick An icon of a tick mark. Is Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes. Is Not Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes with a diagonal line through it. Pause Icon A two-lined pause icon for stopping interactions. Quote Mark A opening quote mark. Quote Mark A closing quote mark. Arrow An icon of an arrow. Folder An icon of a paper folder. Breaking An icon of an exclamation mark on a circular background. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Caret An icon of a caret arrow. Clock An icon of a clock face. Close An icon of the an X shape. Close Icon An icon used to represent where to interact to collapse or dismiss a component Comment An icon of a speech bubble. Comments An icon of a speech bubble, denoting user comments. Ellipsis An icon of 3 horizontal dots. Envelope An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of a facebook f logo. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Home An icon of a house. Instagram An icon of the Instagram logo. LinkedIn An icon of the LinkedIn logo. Magnifying Glass An icon of a magnifying glass. Search Icon A magnifying glass icon that is used to represent the function of searching. Menu An icon of 3 horizontal lines. Hamburger Menu Icon An icon used to represent a collapsed menu. Next An icon of an arrow pointing to the right. Notice An explanation mark centred inside a circle. Previous An icon of an arrow pointing to the left. Rating An icon of a star. Tag An icon of a tag. Twitter An icon of the Twitter logo. Video Camera An icon of a video camera shape. Speech Bubble Icon A icon displaying a speech bubble WhatsApp An icon of the WhatsApp logo. Information An icon of an information logo. Plus A mathematical 'plus' symbol. Duration An icon indicating Time. Success Tick An icon of a green tick. Success Tick Timeout An icon of a greyed out success tick. Loading Spinner An icon of a loading spinner.

Two appear in court over a string of firearms charges

Post Thumbnail

Two people appeared in Fort William Sheriff Court yesterday afternoon accused of a string of firearms offences, including having sawn-off shot guns and semi automatic weapons.

Robert Lockhart, 49, and Carol Stirling, 49, both from Appin in Argyll, appeared in private face charges under the Firearms 1968 (Scotland) Act and Customs and Excise Management Act (Scotland) 1979 Act.

>> Keep up to date with the latest news with The P&J newsletter

It is understood the case was heard by Fort William sheriff Eilidh MacDonald.

Lockhart made no plea. He was remanded in custody for further examination. He will appear again at the court within the next eight days.

Stirling made no plea. She was committed for further examination, and released on bail.

Lockhart and Stirling are facing 20 charges under firearms and, customs and excise legislation.

These include having in their possession a firearm which is so designed or adapted that two or more missiles can be successively discharged without repeated pressure on the trigger, any weapon of whatever description designed or adapted for the discharge of any noxious liquid, gas or other thing, and a firearm which either has a barrel less than 30 centimetres in length or is less than 60 centimetres in length overall, other than an air weapon.

They are further charged under the Customs and Excise Acts 1979, for holding and evading officers by having unlawful weapons.

An eye witness said he saw police activity at a house in the area in the early morning. Three police cars and a vehicle described as a “police riot van”, were seen at a property in the hamlet of Duror, near Appin.

The eyewitness said: “It was very early in the morning and it was a fairly unusual sight to see so many police vehicles in the area. It wasn’t the local officers, it looked like a specialised unit.

“The worst thing you normally see at Duror is a car off the road. This looked like a very serious police operation.”

Already a subscriber? Sign in