Former Dundee Citizen of the Year and charity boss Charlie Kean has appeared in court accused of stalking.
The popular roofing contractor has become famous locally for spearheading a number of charitable campaigns.
Kean denies causing fear or alarm to his former partner by contacting her repeatedly by telephone, leaving voice-mails, sending her texts and messages on Facebook.
He is also alleged to have made “an excessive number of attempts” to contact her by sending text messages to her friend.
The offences are said to have happened within the Dundee area between July 10 and 12.
A trial date has been fixed for September 26 and Kean was bailed on the condition that he does not contact his former partner and/or her friend.
His attendance at an intermediate diet on September 6 has been excused to allow him to carry out his charity work.
Kean, 54, set up his own charity, Kean’s Children’s Fund, in 1999.
His fundraising efforts have helped refurbish kids’ cancer treatment facilities at Ninewells Hospital.
He has also organised dozens of special events for youngsters, including an annual Christmas ice show and concert trips to see the latest bands.
Kean’s charitable efforts have raised an estimated £250,000 for families across Tayside.