A sheriff has fined a man caught with an air rifle in his home.
A court heard Brian Cairns was “blissfully unaware” of the recent laws introduced prohibiting the possession of air rifles.
Police found the weapon in a cupboard after a search of the 39-year-old’s Canning Place home on March 8 last year.
Defence solicitor Jim Caird said the rifle had been “languishing” in a cupboard unused for several years.
Cairns was fined £100 by Sheriff George Way.