POLICE have arrested a second man after a 41-year-old man was shot at a village farmyard.

A 36-year-old man has been arrested and is presently detained in custody in connection with the incident which saw James McGurk shot at Crosslee Farm, Bridge of Weir, on October 31.

The arrest comes after John Docherty appeared in court on Monday after being charged with the attempted murder of Mr McGurk. 

Prosecuters claim 45-year-old Docherty shot Mr McGurk in the back and buttocks during the incident.

The emergency services were called to the scene and Mr McGurk was taken to the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley for treatment.

Police revealed they were treating the incident as attempted murder and an investigation was launched.

During the probe, suspicion fell on Docherty and he was arrested at the weekend and held in custody at a police office in Glasgow ahead of his court appearance.

Docherty, of Largs, made no plea to the charge against him during the short hearing where he was represented by defence solicitor Zahrah Ahmad, of law firm Beltrami and company.

Sheriff Ranji Swanney continued the case for prosecutors to investigate further and remanded Docherty in custody.

He is expected to make a second court appearance next week.