AN INVERKEITHING man has been jailed after buying alcohol for two teenage girls who claimed it was for their grandmother.
Instead, they downed vodka and other spirits at Prestonhill Quarry and became very drunk, with one of the girls then walking into "an extremely dangerous stretch of water".
William Cameron, 44, of Fraser Avenue, appeared for sentencing at Dunfermline Sheriff Court on Wednesday.
He had previously admitted buying alcohol on behalf of the girls – aged 15 and 16 – from a shop in Fraser Avenue on July 6 last year.
He was also sentenced for a charge that he neglected two children in a manner likely to cause unnecessary suffering or injury to health by keeping them in filthy conditions and exposing them to insecure controlled drugs and weapons on February 5, 2015.
Cameron had bought a bottle of vodka, a quarter bottle of vodka, a bottle of Mad Dog 2020 and a bottle of apple sourz for the girls, who had told him they were buying it for their grandmother.
The girls then went to Prestonhill Quarry, consumed the alcohol and became very drunk.
One of them, apparently feeling suicidal, went into the water at the quarry up to her neck.
A friend managed to get her out. The police and an ambulance were called and she was taken to Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy.
Defence solicitor Chris Sneddon said buying the alcohol was a "stupid offence" and, at least, his client had turned a blind eye.
Sheriff Charles Macnair said sentence in the earlier case had been deferred for Cameron to be of good behaviour.
"You were not and you provided alcohol to two children, one of whom got so drunk she went into what is known to be an extremely dangerous stretch of water," he said.
"The offence was not only committed when you were on deferred sentence for good behaviour but also when you were serving the second half of a previous sentence from Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court. In my view, the only proper sentence is a custodial sentence."
He jailed Cameron for a total of 277 days which included 63 days for the previous sentence from Kirkcaldy.