Machars thieves in court

Two young thieves who stole high-value fishing equipment from Garlieston Harbour have been ordered to pay compensation and fines.

James Gilmour, 18, from 14 South Street, Port William and pal Cameron Stewart, 20, of 10B Seaview Terrace, also Port William, took the goods when they were drunk in January last year and sold them to a scrapyard for £26.40, but the court heard on Tuesday the estimated top value placed on the items was in the region of £950.

Gilmour’s agent Margot Nicol said he had been extremely remorseful and that his family had seen the offence as “an affrontment to the community.”

IanMilligan, representing Stewart, said the same of his client and added that he had “let his community down” and as a fisherman himself, he knew the value of the goods.

Sheriff Kenneth Robb ordered both to pay compensation of £300 each and fined Gilmour £200. Stewart was fined £275 plus £150 for a charge of shouting, swearing and struggling with police officers at his home last April.

A dangerous driver was fined £850 and disqualified from the roads for 18 months this week. Tyrell Wilson, 23, of Jubilee Crescent, admitted charges of dangerous overtaking and driving at speeds outside Cairnryan village on the A77. He was seen by police on July 13 overtaking cars at high speed outside the Rhins o’ Galloway Hotel in the face of oncoming traffic.The court heard that he had already received speeding points and lost his licence. Sheriff Kenneth Robb further disqualified Wilson for 18 months and ordered him to resit the extended driving test before being allowed back on the road. He also fined him £850.