BEING involved in a brawl with his grandfather at a New Year party resulted in a 24-year-old Borders man being ordered to carry out 80 hours unpaid work.

Connor Straiton pleaded guilty to shouting and swearing, uttering threats of violence and struggling with his grandfather at the party at a house in Hawthornbank, Duns, during the early hours of January 1 last year.

Depute fiscal Drew Long said the accused had been consuming alcohol and got into a argument with family members and then lost his temper.

He began shouting and swearing and threatened to stab someone.

His grandfather stepped in to try and calm him down but a physical struggle developed and they fell to the ground.

Defence lawyer Mat Patrick said his client was deeply ashamed of how the events unfolded and added he had had far too much to drink.