Man in court accused of assaulting women in Scalloway

A man charged with committing various offences on Saturday had his case continued without plea when he appeared from custody at Lerwick Sheriff Court today.

Graeme Macdonald, 45, of Hogalee, Scalloway, is charged with behaving in a threatening and abusive manner at the village’s Royal British Legion, in a way likely to cause fear and alarm, and conducting himself in an aggressive and threatening manner.

He is also charged with two assaults on women on the same day. In the first case he allegedly seized hold of a woman by her arms at an address in Lovers Loan, Scalloway, and then in Berry Road, Scalloway, he allegedly repeatedly pushed a woman on her body.

Honorary Sheriff Malcolm Bell released Macdonald on bail, with the special condition that the is not to be under the influence of alcohol in a public place and he submits to a breath test whenever required to do so by police.

He will next appear in court on 11th January.


A man charged with assault will proceed to trial in March.

Mark Birrell, 35, of Leaside, Firth, appeared from custody at Lerwick Sheriff Court today to plead not guilty to assaulting a woman at a house in Leaside by repeatedly pushing her to the floor to her injury. The incident is alleged to have taken place on Friday.

Honorary Sheriff Malcolm Bell released Birrell on bail pending his trial on 22nd March.


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