A DUNFERMLINE dad who caused a disturbance at his home after returning from a day of drinking has been ordered to do unpaid work.

Mark Munro, 56, of Linburn Road, came home in a "very intoxicated" state after falling out with his brother and directed his aggression towards his wife of around 20 years.

Appearing for sentencing at Dunfermline Sheriff Court on Wednesday, he admitted that on April 20 this year, at his home, he behaved in a threatening or abusive manner by repeatedly shouting, swearing and acting in an intimidating and aggressive manner towards his partner.

Depute fiscal Dev Kapadia said four teenagers were in the house and were wakened by his behaviour. He said Munro's wife "felt extremely intimated" and was concerned about how matters were going to progress.

Solicitor Stephen Morrison said his client had had an argument with his brother and his mood worsened when he returned home.

"He does appear to demonstrate a reasonable degree of insight in terms of the effect his behaviour has had upon his wife and he does accept full responsibility," he told the court.

"He recognises drink has been involved on three occasions that have brought him before the court. The penny seems to have dropped that there has been a correlation. He has abstained from any alcohol consumption since this incident after a request was made to him by the four children."

Sheriff James Macdonald told Munro it was his third conviction of a domestic nature.

"Your two previous convictions have been dealt with relatively leniently but it is clear to me that you continue to offend in a similar manner," he said. "What is concerning is alcohol appears to be a major risk factor and played a major part in your offending history."

He placed him on a community payback order with supervision for 12 months and a requirement to have alcohol counselling. He was also ordered to do 120 hours of unpaid work within 12 months.