A man has been convicted of scarring a farmer for life by hitting him with a plastic tumbler outside a pub.
Jordan Greig, 22, was found guilty by a jury yesterday of striking Lee Dunn on the head with the makeshift weapon to his severe injury and permanent disfigurement.
His brother David Greig, 26, admitted attempting to punch Mr Dunn.
The pair, both of 44 Westford, Alness, will be sentenced on December 2.
They had been on trial at Inverness Sheriff Court accused of assaulting 28 year old Mr Dunn outside the Mallard Bar on January 1 this year, after the Ross County v Caledonian Thistle football derby.
Mr Dunn was scarred for life in the fracas after suffering a two-inch gash on the left side of his forehead.
Jordan Greig had claimed it was self defence as he feared an attack by Mr Dunn.
But the jury rejected this after seeing CCTV of the incident and hearing from two female door stewards who were trying to stop trouble.
The trial earlier heard that Jordan Greig had thrown a drink over Mr Dunn before being asked to leave the pub.
Mr Dunn went to the door to demand to know why it had happened and CCTV footage showed David Greig throw a punch at him before his brother leapt in.
Mr Dunn left the doorway and approached Jordan Greig with his arm raised as if to deliver a blow. Jordan then threw another punch while holding the tumbler.
Fiscal Roderick Urquhart told the jury: “It was a deliberate, wilful and wicked act.”
Door steward Kim Macdonald told the court she was attempting to keep patrons in the bar, including Mr Dunn, from going outside to clash with the Greigs.
She said: “Lee got punched in the face, I think by David, and then he got a plastic glass to the head that was in Jordan’s hand. It left a large cut.”