Man must be of good behaviour

Campbeltown Sheriff Court.

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A 53-year-old man must show he can behave himself for six months.

Malcolm McGregor, of 2 Caladh-na-Sith, Bruichcladdich, Islay, admitted threatening or abusive behaviour, making excessive noise, and shouting and swearing at his home on May 3 and 4 last year.

Procurator fiscal depute James Dunbar told Campbeltown Sheriff Court on Wednesday last week that a neighbour had heard McGregor, who was at home, shouting and swearing and was ‘frightened by his conduct’. The police were called and McGregor was cautioned and charged.

McGregor was not present in court and his defence agent, Stephen MacSporran, said: ‘He has not been coping well during the lockdown,’ and added that ‘there is some background with neighbours’.

Sheriff Patrick Hughes deferred sentence for six months for McGregor to be of good behaviour. The case will call again on July 22.