A man has been handed unpaid work after hitting a teenager with a metal pole.
Joseph Byrne, 20, repeatedly struck the boy, who was 16 at the time, with a pole at Kemnay Viewpoint on Aquithie Road, in the village, on May 3 2017.
Fiscal depute Kelly Mitchell told Aberdeen Sheriff Court the complainer and friends had walked to a spot known as the Point of Origin.
He said: “As they approached the summit of the hill they were aware of two males, the accused and the accused’s brother.
“One of them shouted something. The complainer couldn’t hear and shouted back asking what. The accused and his brother then began approaching the complainer and his friends while in possession of a rusty metal bar.”
He added the accused swung the pole “in the direction of the complainer”.
Police were subsequently contacted.
Ms Mitchell said: “The complainer sustained grazing to his side and leg.”
Byrne pled guilty to assault.
Defence agent Chris Maitland said his client accepted his behaviour was “completely unacceptable”.
Sheriff Philip Mann ordered Byrne, of Swindon Street, Liverpool, to carry out 100 hours of unpaid work within six months.