THREE men are accused of a £1.5 million money laundering offence linked to a law firm.

Iain Robertson, 68, David Lyons, 70, and Mohammed Aziz, 60, are said to have been involved in "serious organised crime" with others.

Prosecutors claim they arranged for a total of £1.48m to be deposited into a "client account" of Robertson and Ross solicitors in Paisley, Renfrewshire.

The charge - which spans between February 2015 and August 2016 - alleges they knew or ought to have known the cash was "criminal property".

It is said after the money was received at the law firm it was transferred to "various individuals".

Other addresses mentioned in the charge include the homes of Robertson and Lyons, both in Kilmalcolm, Renfrewshire as well as Aziz's flat in Partick.

The indictment features a number of further allegations linked to the charge.

This includes what is said to be the "fraudulent" £240,000 sale of a property in Neasden in north west London as well as moving £985,025 of allegedly illegal cash.

Alistair Blackwood, 67, of Dunlop, Ayrshire, Robert Ferguson, 66, of Thornliebank, as well as Patricia Robertson, 69, also of Kilmacolm, separately face charges under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

The case called yesterday at the High Court in Glasgow, where all six were excused attendance.

Lawyers for them pleaded not guilty on their behalf.

Lord Harrower fixed a trial due to begin next October.

The case could last around six weeks.

Bail for the six was continued meantime.