David Wilson, 58 Birch Road, Cumbernauld, appeared at Falkirk Sheriff Court last Thursday having pled guilty to engaging in a fight with his partner.
Sheriff Craig Caldwell said: “This is your first conviction for this kind of offence, which involved a former partner.
“I don’t think you are a candidate for the Caledonian domestic abuse programme.”
Wilson was placed on a supervised community payback order for 12 months with the condition he complete 80 hours unpaid work within three months.
Sheriff Caldwell fixed a review for the order in four months time to see how Wilson is progressing.