A MAN has been ordered to pay a farmer compensation after he stole a bag of wheat.

David Rybak made off with the unusual booty from Peaston Bank Farm, near West Saltoun, on June 18.

Rybak, of Glenkinchie Council Houses, near the farm, pleaded guilty to the crime when he appeared at Edinburgh Sheriff Court last Wednesday.

The 61-year-old was told that he must pay a compensation order of £10, along with a fine of £145 to mark the offence.

Rybak also had not guilty pleas accepted by the Crown to two charges of urinating in circumstances that would cause annoyance to another person on June 7 and 22.