A BANK employee who embezzled £10,000 has been unveiled as a charity boss who was the first man to wed his partner in Scotland's first same-sex marriage.

As reported exclusively by the Evening Times last month, Scott Barclay was caught on CCTV pinching the cash whilst working at the TSB in St Vincent Street, Glasgow. The 47-year-old later told authorities that he stole the money on July 8 last year because he was being blackmailed.

At Glasgow Sheriff Court, Barclay’s lawyer claimed that his client had shown remorse as he was the one who reported the incident to police whilst the bank was still dealing with the case internally.

The accused – who wed partner David in a city ceremony in December 2014 – lost his £30,000-a-year job and was said to have “paid a heavy price”.

His lawyer added: “He’s done a great deal to make amends for this.”

Sheriff Gerard Bonnar stated: “This is a very significant breach of trust.”

However, he took into account the speedy repayment of the money stolen, the accused’s substantial amount of charity work, and the fact it was his first conviction.

Choosing to impose a community-based disposal, Sheriff Bonnar added: “You’re someone who has a positive contribution to make.”

Read more: Glasgow bank worker who stole £10K told cops he 'was being blackmailed’

Barclay, of Cardon Square, was sentenced to a Community Payback Order with 250 hours of unpaid work to be completed within 12 months.

Following the case, a TSB spokesperson said: “Each and every TSB Partner has a responsibility to look after our customers’ money and ensure they deliver the best possible customer service. When an employee falls short of that, we take appropriate action.”

On Barclay's Linkedin profile, it claimed that he was chief executive of Big Impact Scotland and the chair of the Icon Awards.

A spokesperson for Big Impact confirmed that Barclay is no longer involved with the charities.

They stated: "Scott Barclay is no longer involved with Big Impact and stepped down last year, this involved a brief tenure heading up Big Impact’s event portfolio and ended his role as chair of Icon.

"Big Impact are grateful to Scott for his voluntary contributions towards the Icon Awards over the last three years and making the event hugely successful.  

"The Icon Awards now belong to Big Impact as a fundraising event and have done since early 2017.

"Big Impact are a newly formed charitable trust who will strive to offer grants to several Scottish charities within the current financial year and beyond since its inception in August 2017."