A man is to stand trial charged with murdering his mother then hiding her body at a Fife holiday park.
Ross Taggart, 30, is accused of killing Carol Anne Taggart between December 21 last year and January 11 2015.
He is said to have repeatedly struck the 54-year-old on the head “by means unknown”.
The murder charge claims he also seized hold of Carol Anne’s neck before pressing her throat with his hands “or an unidentified item”.
Addresses listed in the accusation include Carol Anne’s home in Dunfermline and Pettycur Bay Caravan Park, Kinghorn.
Taggart is also accused of attempting to defeat the ends of justice.
This includes a claim that he concealed his mother’s body within a void under a caravan at Pettycur.
Taggart is also said to have reported Carol Anne as missing.
He is accused of telling others that she earlier left her home and that he did not know where his mum was.
Taggart also faces a theft charge of using Carol Anne’s bank card to wihdraw £700 and using her credit card to get “goods and services” totalling £380.
Taggart is finally accused of stealing a bangle and ring belonging to his mother and later going to a pawnbrokers claiming he had inherited the jewellery, fraudulently gaining £100 from the shop.
The case against Taggart called today at the High Court in Glasgow.
Judge Lord Burns set a trial due to begin on November 4 in Edinburgh.
The case is expected to last around 10 days.