Two men have appeared in court charged with murdering Tillicoultry man Tony Parsons.
Alexander McKellar and Robert McKellar, both aged 29, appeared at Dumbarton Sheriff Court today (Thursday) in connection with the death.
Alexander McKellar is accused of causing serious injury by dangerous driving, conspiracy to murder, murder and attempting to defeat the ends of justice.
Robert McKellar is charged with conspiracy to murder, murder and attempting to defeat the ends of justice.
Both men, whose addresses were listed as being in Argyll and Bute, made no plea and were committed for further examination and remanded in custody. Their next court appearance will be within the next eight days.
Mr Parsons, disappeared in September 2017 when he embarked on a charity bike ride from his Wee County home on Friday, September 29, 2017. He set off by train for Fort William, intending to return home by bicycle. But he failed to return home and was reported missing on Monday, October 2, of that year.
The then 66-year-old travelled south on the A82 and was last seen at around 11.30pm that night outside the Bridge of Orchy Hotel. He then continued south in the direction of Tyndrum but Mr Parsons was never seen again.
In January this year, we told how two men, both aged 29, were arrested and questioned in connection with the disappearance but were later released.
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Police discovered Mr Parsons’ remains on land near Bridge of Orchy on January 12.