A north-east man has been fined after a drunken row with a neighbour over chalk drawings on the pavement.
Richard Smith, 40, appeared at Aberdeen Sheriff Court over the incident.
He pleaded guilty to shouting, swearing and making derogatory remarks at Beech Court, Kemnay, on March 25.
Fiscal depute Anne MacDonald said the offence happened at around 1.30pm and involved a neighbour of Smith’s.
She said Smith was “unsteady on his feet” and “falling about in the street” and the neighbour was being called various derogatory remarks.
She added: “The accused seemed to be angry about chalk drawings on the pavement which had been done by children in the area.”
Iain Hingston, Smith’s solicitor, said the chalk drawings had been inappropriate and added: “It’s a matter of some embarrassment for Mr Smith.
“This is a situation where drink got the better of him.”
Sheriff Margaret Hodge fined Smith, whose address was given as Beech Court, Kemnay, £150.