A great-grandmother has been admonished after she called a man an "English t**t" in a row over a disabled parking space.
Charity worker Georgina McCole, 64, told Perth Sheriff Court she had responded to Leslie Bush calling her a "Scottish g*t" by replying that he was an "English t**t."
Sheriff Raymond McMenanim admonished McCole after being told that she had no previous convictions and had never been in trouble before.
The court was told McCole had been on her way to meet the director of housing to formally complain about the way Mr Bush had been "bullying" her granddaughter.
She said Mr Bush was unhappy that her granddaughter used the disabled space despite not being eligible for it, although she had an agreement with the space's owner to use it when he was away from home.
Fiscal depute Chris Macintosh said: "This appears to have occurred because of a dispute over a disabled parking space.
"It came to a head at 9.45am on April 9.
“A discussion took place about the parking of a car and the right to do so.
“The accused was there and took part in the discussion.
"She began to shout and swear that she would 'get this f*****g sorted out' and would get other members of her family to deal with it.
“She shouted and screamed in an aggressive manner.
"During the course of this she called one of the witnesses an English t**t.”
He added that the police were contacted.
McCole, of Fairfield Avenue, Perth, admitted acting in a racially aggravated manner by shouting and swearing at Mr Bush in Toll Gardens, Perth, on April 9.
Solicitor Nicky Brown, defending, said: "She is 64, retired and does voluntary work in the community. It is her granddaughter who lives close to the complainer.
“The accommodation is owned by Fairfield Housing Association and there are residents parking spaces, but inevitably there aren't enough for the people there.
“This includes the slightly larger disabled space.
“On this day the accused was on her way to meet the director of the housing association.
“The complainer has been bullying her granddaughter.
“She uses the space but is not disabled.
"She has an agreement with the owner of the space who is away from home four days a week, that she is welcome to park when he is not there.
"A note was left on the car. The accused knew who left the note. An argument ensued.
“She was called a Scottish g*t and retorted with the words mentioned.
“She is the great-grandmother of a child of mixed race origin and does not consider herself to be someone who exhibits racist behaviour.”
Sentencing McCole, who wept in the dock, Sheriff McMenamin said: "It seems to me you could have acted in a better fashion and your remark was not one that can be accepted or tolerated by the court. I will admonish you.”