A retired priest is to stand trial accused of historical sex abuse.

Francis Moore, 81, faced the allegations during a hearing at the High Court in Glasgow last week.

One boy is said to have been attacked at a primary school in North Ayrshire while a second was allegedly abused at a leisure centre.

It is claimed a third boy was a victim at Irvine Beach.

The offences allegedly occurred between 1977 and 1981.

The trio are said to have been aged from five to 13 at the time.

Moore is further accused of indecently assaulting a student priest and a separate breach of the peace allegation between 1995 and 1996.

Marco Guarino, defending, pled not guilty on Moore's behalf to the seven charges.

Judge Lady Scott set a trial due to take in December.

Bail for Moore, of Largs, North Ayrshire, was continued meantime.