A prospective Aberdeen teacher left his brother “disfigured” in a vicious attack, a court has heard.
Ross Ord, 23, struck his sibling, Lucas, in the face with a glass bottle at a property in Gartly, near Huntly, on June 30 last year.
He later admitted assaulting him to his severe injury, permanent disfigurement and impairment.
Ord was sentenced at Aberdeen Sheriff Court yesterday, but was not present for the proceedings.
Solicitor Peter Keene said his client apologised for the actions and “accepts he should not have behaved in this way”.
He added: “He realises his behaviour has brought to an end any hope he has of entering the teaching profession and is now working as a kitchen porter.”
Imposing his sentence, Sheriff Ian Wallace said: “It is a very serious offence and has had very serious consequences for the victim – his brother.
“I do take into account his lack of previous offending.
“He does seem to be of good character and has shown remorse for his actions and he wants to continue as a productive member of society.”
Ord, of Fraser Road, has been placed under the supervision of social workers for 14 months.
He has been ordered to complete 200 hours of unpaid work and pay his brother £1,500 in compensation.