The confiscation hearing of a former MP from East Renfrewshire who was convicted of embezzling almost £25,000 from pro-independence groups has been postponed to allow for an appeal process to continue.

Natalie McGarry was sentenced to two years in prison after a majority of jurors found her guilty of taking £19,974 while treasurer of Women for Independence and £4,661 while treasurer and convener of the Glasgow Regional Association of the SNP.

The Appeal Court in Edinburgh has confirmed 40-year-old Clarkston woman McGarry, who was the MP for Glasgow East between 2015 and 2017, has lodged papers against both her conviction and jail term.

During a hearing held at Glasgow Sheriff Court today, defence agent Pat Campbell told Sheriff Barry Divers: "You will be aware of the intention of an appeal lodged against sentence and conviction."

Sheriff Divers continued the matter until October 4.

The confiscation hearing will determine whether savings or valuables to the equivalent of the sum embezzled by McGarry, who represented the SNP at Westminster, can be handed over.

The details of her grounds for appeal are unknown.