Pensioner wore short kilt and no underwear to do his gardening – and stunned neighbours could see EVERYTHING

A pensioner repeatedly exposed his genitals to neighbors while gardening in a short kilt and no underwear, a court heard.

Leslie Mackenzie, 73, was reported to police by shocked neighbors after a series of incidents at his home in Chirnside, Scottish Borders.

Leslie Mackenzie exposed his genitals to neighbors while gardening


Leslie Mackenzie exposed his genitals to neighbors while gardening
The pensioner pleaded guilty to public indecency at Jedburgh Sheriff Court


The pensioner pleaded guilty to public indecency at Jedburgh Sheriff CourtPhoto credit: Andrew Barr – The Sun Glasgow

One told officers she was “shocked” by what she saw, while another said she stopped her children from going into her garden when the OAP was outside.

Jedburgh Sheriff Court heard that Mackenzie was also banned from a number of establishments in the area as a result of his behaviour.

Prosecutor Drew Long said: “It looks like people are at the end of their rope with him.”

He added: “When police spoke to neighbors they said it happened every six months and they believed he was doing it to show off.”

The court heard police had given the retired mill worker advice about his behavior when a neighbor made a complaint in May.

But ten days later he was insulted again and another resident reported him.

Defense lawyer Ed Hulme said his client, who lives with his wife and suffers from poor eyesight, claimed he believed the advice only applied to his behavior in public – on buses and in cafes.

But he added: “He accepts that there was a degree of recklessness in his behavior.”

Mackenzie, who appeared in court wearing a kilt, admitted a charge of public indecency by repeatedly exposing his genitals at his home in Lammerview, Chirnside, between May 4 and June 1.

Due to background reports, the verdict was postponed to November 6th.

Sheriff Kevin McCarron said he would reserve the decision on whether to place him on the sex offenders register until that time.

He said Mackenzie had exhibited “worrying behavior” which continued for a long period of time despite warnings.

Sheriff McCarron said: “The court needs to know a lot more about Mr MacKenzie before making a final decision.”

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Edmuns DeMars

Edmund DeMarche is a USTimesPost U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Edmund DeMarche joined USTimesPost in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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