Glasgow & West Scotland

Ford Kiernan fined £800 for swearing at bartender

Ford Kiernan is best known for the comedy shows Still Game and Chewin' The Fat.
Image caption Ford Kiernan is best known for the comedy shows Still Game and Chewin' The Fat.

Ford Kiernan has been fined £800 for shouting and swearing at a female member of staff at a Glasgow bar.

The Still Game star pled guilty at Glasgow Sheriff Court to behaving in a threatening or abusive manner to the woman at Shilling Brewing Company.

The 55-year-old denied a second charge which alleged he made "obscene and degrading" comments during the incident on 1 August.

His pleas were accepted by the Crown and sheriff Joan Kerr fined the actor.

When the case called earlier this year defence lawyer Lorna Clark told the court the 55-year-old actor had originally denied both charges and a trial was set for June.

The case was due to call on 26 April for a pre-trial hearing at the court.

However, Kiernan's defence team and prosecutors arranged for an "accelerated" hearing, allowing the case to call 24 hours earlier.

In 2005, Kiernan was fined £3,500 for assaulting a taxi driver in a road rage incident.