A Liverpool man is among two people who have appeared in court charged with the murder of a 36-year-old in Scotland.

Ross MacGillivray was found seriously injured in the St Ninian Drive area of Inverness shortly after 12am on Sunday, November 12. Emergency services were called to the scene but he died a short time later.

Police Scotland confirmed a murder investigation was launched following a post-mortem investigation. The Daily Record reported that Liverpool man Leon Headey, 21, and Craig Hayden, 28 and from Alness, appeared at Inverness Sheriff Court yesterday, Monday, November 20 charged with murder and an attempt to defeat the ends of justice.

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Both suspects made no plea. The pair were remanded in custody while the case was submitted for further examination. They are due to reappear in court within the next eight days.

Meanwhile, the family of Mr MacGillivray have remembered him as a "doting father". In a statement released through Police Scotland, they said: "Ross was a loving husband, a doting father, loved by his family and friends and all who met him.

"He will be especially missed but definitely not forgotten. We love you to the Moon, the stars, Jupiter and Mars."

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