A football star has been charged in connection with a disturbance at an Inverness nightspot.
The Press and Journal revealed yesterday that Ross County FC midfielder Iain Vigurs, 30, had been apprehended following a fracas outside The Den club on Bank Street in the early hour of Sunday morning.
Police Scotland yesterday confirmed a man had been charged in connection with the incident.
A spokesman said: “A 30-year-old man has been arrested and charged following a disturbance in the Bank Street area of Inverness in the early hours of Sunday, February 3.”
He was not held in custody. It will be up to the Procurator Fiscal to decide the charge and whether to proceed to court.
A statement issued by the Championship club said: “Ross County FC are aware that one of our players was arrested by police in Inverness City Centre in the early hours of 3rd February 2019.
“As this is a police investigation it would be inappropriate to make any further comment.
“The club will also review the matter in line with our Code of Conduct and Disciplinary Procedure.”
The Den is a regular drinking haunt for footballers from both Inverness Caledonian Thistle and Ross County, as well as fans.
The Dingwall team had just returned from Fife, having beaten Dunfermline 2-1 in a Championship match, keeping the club on top of the league.
Vigurs was allegedly asked to leave the bar and there was then a disturbance outside.
Vigurs was born in Aberdeen and attended Mackie Academy in Stonehaven.
He has played for Elgin City, Inverness Caledonian Thistle – twice – and Motherwell, as well as Ross County, also twice. He rejoined the club last May.
Vigurs has represented Scotland at under-19 level.