Former Selkirk rugby player fined Â£500 for assault at town's common riding
A sheep farmer from New Zealand has been hit with a Â£700 court bill for assaulting a fellow reveller during this year's Selkirk Common Riding.
Jackson Wallace, currently of Lairg in Sutherland, pleaded guilty to headbutting Gavin Ross in a beer tent at a horse-racing event at the festival on June 15.
Procurator fiscal Graham Fraser said the 25-year-old had been having what he described as a “pleasant chat” with Mr Ross as they both played rugby and both had a knowledge of New Zealand when he suddenly butted him, leaving him with a nosebleed and two black eyes.
Former Selkirk scrum half Wallace, due to head back to New Zealand later this week, was ordered to pay £200 compensation to his victim and fined £500.