After an argument with his partner, Brian Potts went to her home to try to talk to her, but became angry and kicked a door.
Potts, 27, of Anderson Place, admitted behaving in a threatening or abusive manner at Princes Street, on December 22.
“She went to her own home and received numerous text messages from him,” explained depute fiscal Kate McGarvey.
“He then attended there, and was verbally abusive and, in fear of her wellbeing, she contacted police. He then kicked a door.”
Defence solicitor Ross Dow said: “They had been arguing, and he just wanted to speak to her.”
Potts was fined £200 and ordered to pay £100 compensation for the damage he caused.