Donald Lyle, 29, admitted “conduct likely to cause fear or alarm” and was ordered to do 200 hours unpaid work, the Daily Record reports.
He was banned from entering the village of Kinloch Rannoch and from any contact with ex-wife Islean in a one-year non-harassment order.
Lyle’s marriage to Islean ended in 2012 when she accused him of infidelity. He harassed her with texts and phone calls for several months, according to reports. Messages included:
“If I can’t have you, no one else can.
“I have got a kitchen knife in my hand. This will be over soon.”
Islean secretly moved to a new flat but he turned up outside shortly afterwards and again appeared outside an isolated cottage in Perthshire after she moved a second time.
Her ex-husband had found her new addresses on court documents sent to him regarding the divorce.
At Perth Sheriff Court, Lyle’s solicitor Gillian Leddie insisted:
“It was a very emotional separation and he did not take it well. He accepts that his actions were unacceptable, but at no time did he intend to cause harm to his wife.”
Prosecution had been a “huge shock” to Lyle and he had lost his job as a result, she added.
Photo of Kinloch Rannoch by Jānis Šmēdiņš via Wikipedia under a Creative Commons licence