The criminal case against Alex Salmond is scheduled to call a preliminary hearing at the High Court in Edinburgh next month. 

The ex-SNP leader was charged with a total of 14 offences in January this year and is set to face a preliminary hearing on November 21. 

The charges include allegations of attempted rape, sexual and indecent assault, and breach of the peace.

He denies all the charges.

Police launched an investigation following a Scottish Government inquiry into complaints of sexual harassment against him.

Mr Salmond was Scotland's first minister between 2007 and 2014, when he stood down following the independence referendum.