19 August 1999
Warning shot costs farmer £100
A FARMER who let off his double-barrelled shotgun into the air to deter what he thought were criminals breaking into his wifes teahouse was fined £100 yesterday.
The “criminals” turned out to be two Scout leaders supervising a night hike.
Michael Hastie admitted causing a breach of the peace at his farm in Balfron Station, West Stirlingshire.
His gun was seized and his gun licence revoked by Central Scotland police after the incident.
- The Herald 19/08/99 page 4