A CONVICTED Ulster terrorist has appeared in court in Dunfermline for failing to let police know of his whereabouts.

Steven Moffat, 60, of Kingsdale Gardens, Kennoway, appeared at Dunfermline Sheriff Court in a wheelchair.

He admitted that on or around May 1 to May 17, 2019, he failed to comply with notification requirement by failing to inform police of a change of address within three days, contrary to the Counter Terrorism Act 2008.

Defence solicitor Roshni Joshi said her client had been in financial difficulties and had been put out of his home because of rent arrears. The offence had occurred at that time.

Sheriff Alastair Brown asked Moffat what organisation he had been involved with. He said: “The UDA.”

The sheriff fined him £360.

In 2006, Moffat was jailed for five years at the High Court in Edinburgh under the Terrorism Act 2000 for membership of the Ulster Defence Association, a proscribed organisation, and possession of firearms.

A police search of his home in Leven found a Browning 9mm automatic pistol and ammunition at his home. Police also discovered flags, balaclavas and other paramilitary regalia, including documents detailing the UDA's initiation ceremonies.