A MAN has been put under nearly three years of supervision for subjecting a family member to a stream of offensive messages and calls.

Henry Maclean, of Lochnell Road, Dunbeg, previously pleaded guilty to repeatedly sending the messages between April 1 and June 4 last year.

They were grossly offensive or of an indecent, obscene or menacing character in that they were of an obscene, sexualised nature.

The 37-year-old was on bail at the time.

At Dumbarton Sheriff Court on March 26, Sheriff William Gallacher said: "There's a need for ongoing supervision.

"I read the nature of this charge with some horror. We are trying to avoid any repetition."

He imposed a community payback order with social work supervision for 30 months, with a conduct requirement to take treatment for mental health as required.

A review will be held at Oban Sheriff Court on May 23.