A man who murdered Suzanne Pilley before burying her body in rural woodland has lodged an appeal against his conviction.
David Gilroy, 49, was jailed for life with a minimum of 18 years after being found guilty of murdering the missing bookkeeper in March.
In May 2010, the 38-year-old set off on her usual journey to work in Edinburgh city centre but never arrived.
A Scottish Courts spokeswoman said Mr Gilroy is now appealing against his conviction.
A report is expected by August 15 whereupon a "sifting" judge will decide if the appeal has merit and should be allowed to proceed.
The jury in Gilroy's trial heard that he was driven by jealousy, maintained a front of normality and embarked on a series of acts to cover up his crime.
He took Ms Pilley's body to a secret grave, believed to be in remote Argyll.
Married Gilroy, who has protested his innocence since the day Ms Pilley vanished, was convicted of murder after a four-week trial in March.
Lord Bracadale told Gilroy he hoped he would one day say where he left the victim's body.
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