A STOW woman who was involved in the domestic bust-up with her partner on New Year's Day has been fined £120 at Selkirk Sheriff Court.

Evelyn Barnes pleaded guilty to behaving in a threatening or abusive manner in the village.

The court heard that at about 10.30pm the 50-year-old's partner was concerned about her behaviour and the police were called.

Graham Fraser, prosecuting, explained that when officers arrived the partner was hiding behind a wall outside the house while Barnes, wearing a dressing gown, was behind a van on the A7 road leading through the village.

He said that the police tried to get her back to the house but she began struggling with them on the main road and was abusive calling a female constable a f****** b*****.

Barnes was escorted back to the house but continued to be abusive towards the police and was eventually arrested.

Her lawyer explained that his client was stressed particularly at this time of the year because of things that had happened in the past and had taken alcohol and anti-depressants.

He said: "She ended up making a fool of herself and she is genuinely ashamed and embarrassed about her ridiculous actions."

Sheriff Donald Corke reduced the fine from £180 due to the guilty plea.