One of Members of the multi-millionaire Snowie family have fallen out amid allegations of violent threats, sledgehammer-wielding rampages and police involvement.
Euan then made a phone call to his brother's wife Shona, 48, which led to his arrest and trial on a charge of making threats to her and her family.
"It was in relation to money that my husband had loaned
"It was the tone in his voice. I felt he was threatening me, when he said there would be people at my door that night. It frightened me."
She told the court she put the phone down and went round her home in Dunning,
During cross-examination she accepted recognising her husband's voice on a recording purportedly of him confronting his nephew
She admitted her husband's bid to sequestrate his brother and sister-in-law could have led to them being removed from the estate, Boquhan, in Kippen near
She told the trial that could have happened because "they weren't willing to pay their debt" and claimed
Company director Alison, 51, said: "She was upset and unclear because she was crying so much. She told me she had been receiving threats and was worried about the safety of the house.
"I spoke to Euan on the phone. I asked what he had meant and heavies came into it. He said 'I'll get the heavies and get this sorted once and for all.' She was very spooked."
He said he had arranged to get the money from the bank but it was taking too long to clear and he had turned to his brother instead as he knew he had the cash available.
Snowie said he had then defaulted on paying back the full sum but had managed to pay back pound(s)50,000 per month for three months prior to the phone call.
Counsel for Snowie,
"A great deal of money was borrowed, for honourable purposes, but not repaid. We can imply a strong feeling of being let down.
"It is perhaps not surprising that
"This was against a family background of four self-made men, accustomed to plain speaking, who have done well in business.
"I completely understand she would be upset, but there has to be a clear threat to her for this to be considered a menacing phone call."
The Snowie brothers, Malcolm, Alistair, Gordon and Euan, along with their mother Sheila, sold their waste management company for around pound(s)40 million.
A hotel chain which
Members of the multi-millionaire Snowie family have fallen out amid allegations of violent threats, sledgehammer-wielding rampages and police involvement.