A Garve man who was involved in a disturbance outside a Dingwall pub and then resisted arrest was fined a total of £720 yesterday.
Offshore worker Luke Macrae, of Lubriach Cottage, appeared for sentence at Inverness Sheriff Court after a background report had been prepared.
Sheriff Gary Aitken was told that Macrae, 27, had been involved in an argument with another man outside the Mallard Bar on May 12 last year.
Fiscal depute Fiona Murray said a door steward intervened but Macrae responded by shouting and swearing and making a racist remark.
The court heard that police were called and when Macrae was arrested, he resisted by struggling and using his legs to prevent him being put in the police van.