Three people have appeared in court in connection with an oil protest in which paint was thrown over an Aberdeen office building.
Buckets of bright orange paint were thrown over the frontage of the Silver Fin building on Union Street on November 14 as part of a campaign by climate change activists.
The protest, which was linked to Extinction Rebellion and Just Stop Oil, targeted Barclays, which has offices inside the building, and Shell, which is also moving into the premises.
Now, Alex Milne, 23, Kayleigh Matthews, 22, and Louis Fraser, 24, have appeared in the dock at Aberdeen Sheriff Court in connection with the incident.
The trio, represented by solicitor Jenny Logan, entered pleas of not guilty to charges of breach of the peace.
It is alleged the trio, while acting with another person, conducted themselves in a disorderly manner and deliberately threw paint at the Silver Fin.
Fiscal depute Sean Ambrose asked the court to impose bail conditions banning the trio from entering the Silver Fin building and any office building occupied by Shell or Barclays.
He added: “One of the accused introduced herself as acting on behalf of an organisation which is anti-oil.”
Sheriff Ian Wallace agreed to impose the bail conditions on Milne and Fraser, of Headland Court, and Matthews, of Skene Street, both Aberdeen.
He continued the case until a pre-trial hearing in March.
Following the incident, a Shell spokeswoman said: “We respect the right of people to protest and express their point of view. We agree that society needs to take urgent action on climate change.
“Shell has a clear target to become a net-zero emissions business by 2050.
“We are also deeply committed to the UK and are planning to invest between £20-25 billion in the UK energy system over the next decade – more than 75% of this will be in low and zero-carbon products and services, including offshore wind, hydrogen and electric mobility.”