A SECOND teenager has appeared in court in connection with a bomb alert in Banff.
Samuel Howitt, of Holburn Place, Rosyth, appeared at Peterhead Sheriff Court on Thursday.
He is charged with conspiring to manufacture or possess, under suspicious circumstances, explosives at 3 Water Lane, Banff, between September last year and May 23.
It is further alleged that he got match heads and other items with the sole purpose of making an explosive, and that he tried to buy chemicals and other items to make an explosive substance.
He made no plea or declaration at the private hearing and was released on bail.
Connor Ward (19) appeared at the court on Monday facing charges related to the incident. He also made no plea or declaration and was remanded in custody.
Dozens of police and ambulance staff and navy bomb disposal experts were involved in the bomb alert last Friday, which saw residents within a 100-metre radius evacuated from their homes as a precautionary measure and given temporary accommodation at Banff Academy.
The streets shut down - Carmelite Street, Reid Street, Bridge Street, Church Street, Water Lane, Crown Court and Old Market Place - were back to normal the following morning.