A Perthshire woman has been fined £200 for a racist outburst at a pub darts night.
Moira MacDonald spent the weekend in custody after making a racial slur towards another player at The Gig nightspot in Blairgowrie.
The 55-year-old appeared at Perth Sheriff Court and admitted acting in a racially aggravated manner towards Singapore-born Shaunitha Robertson, causing her alarm and distress.
Depute fiscal Carol Whyte said the pair had been at a darts tournament on Saturday.
Ms Robertson, who moved to Scotland 10 years ago, was out with her husband.
“There was an incident where Ms Robertson had hugged a member of an opposing team,” said Ms Whyte.
“She heard the accused (MacDonald) remark that she was cheating on her husband.”
The court heard that MacDonald then told Ms Robertson: “Don’t you be looking like that at me,” before calling her an offensive term.
Ms Whyte said: “There was a further argument between the two.
“Someone else overheard the comment and called the police. The accused was taken into custody at about midnight.”
Solicitor Billy Somerville said: “This was a comment which should not have been made at any stage and had caused tempers to flare.”
The court heard that MacDonald, whose address was listed as Ferguson Park, Blairgowrie, was involved in a similar case several years ago.
Fining MacDonald £200, Sheriff Valerie Johnston told her: “I’m taking account that you have just spent your weekend in custody.”