A north-east man appeared in the dock at the High Court in Glasgow today accused of raping two women.
Brian Gillies, 60, of Skene Street, Peterhead, is also charged with making sexual remarks to two other women.
Gillies is also accused of abducting one of his alleged rape victims at a house in Fraserburgh on an occasion between October 1 and December 31, 1993 and repeatedly punching her on the head rendering her unconscious and pushing her on the body causing her to fall down the stairs to her severe injury.
He is also charged with on another occasion in Fraserburgh between February 19 1996 and August 6 2017, striking her head against a sink.
Gillies faces four charges of raping this woman on occasions between 1989 and 2017.
He is accused of raping the other woman at an address in Aberdeenshire on July 3, 2017.
In total he faces 12 separate charges which are alleged to have been committed between January 1989 and July 2017.
Defence QC David Moggach said: “The defence is prepared for trial.”
Prosecutor Margaret Barron said that the trial is expected to last five days.
Judge Lord Ericht told Gillies: “I shall fix trial for August 28 at the High Court in Aberdeen.”