Three people have appeared in court accused of murdering an oil worker found dead at an Angus beauty spot.
Tasmin Glass, 19, Callum Davidson, 23, and Steven Dickie, 23, all from Kirriemuir, made a brief appearance in private on petition before Sheriff Jillian Martin-Brown at Forfar late on Monday afternoon.
There was a heightened police presence outside the court from 9am and security checks were made on everyone entering the building.
Davidson and Dickie arrived together in a security van shortly after 2.30pm, followed 20 minutes later by Glass in a separate van.
They were kept in a pending cell before appearing individually.
All three were arrested on Thursday and charged the following day in connection with the death of the 27-year-old oil worker, whose body was found at the Loch of Kinnordy nature reserve, outside Kirriemuir, on Thursday June 7.
The first to be called was Callum Davidson, represented by solicitor Nick Markowski.
He was charged with murder, assault and three counts of breach of the peace.
Next up was Dickie, represented by solicitor Nick Whelan, who was charged with murder and three counts of breach of the peace.
Last to walk the short distance from the cell to the court was Glass, who was charged with murder.
She was represented by solicitor Robin Beattie.
Sheriff Jillian Martin-Brown continued their cases for further examination and remanded all three in custody meantime.
They are expected to appear in court again next week.