A Ross-shire man has denied assaulting a 77-year-old neighbour by seizing his walking stick and then pushing him to the ground.
Donald MacLennan, 64, appeared on an undertaking at Dingwall Sheriff Court yesterday to deny the charge.
He pleaded not guilty to assaulting Duncan Campbell, 77, to his injury at Cromwell Row in Dingwall on August 27.
He also denied a charge of breaching bail conditions later the same day by re-entering Cromwell Row and shouting and swearing at a Sheila Campbell.
Sheriff Gordon Fleetwood allowed MacLennan bail as long as he did not enter Cromwell Row or attempt to contact either of the people named in the charges.
His defence agent Eileen McInnes told the court that MacLennan would use 10 Brae Terrace, Munlochy as his bail address.
He is due to next appear in court on September 25.