A GOUROCK pub boss has been caught illegally showing Sky Sports in an undercover sting by investigators.

Andy Quay — who runs The Darroch Bar on Shore Street — has now been ordered to stump up £10,000 for breach of copyright.

Mr Quay, 26 took over the pub last September and immediately began showing live football and other events in a bid to attract fresh custom.

But he was unaware that he was the subject of a covert probe which involved undercover officers visiting the premises in secret.

Quay said in an interview with the Telegraph last year that having live sports was one of the improvements he'd made to the pub.

The Darroch was one of three bars in Scotland to be taken to the Court of Session in Edinburgh by Sky.

Mr Quay will have to pay the broadcaster's legal costs for his case and he also must advertise the ruling made against him.

George Lawson, head of commercial piracy at Sky, said: "These rulings demonstrate the seriousness of this issue, and through the orders to fund advertising we hope to highlight the consequences of broadcasting Sky's content illegally.

"Those subjected to the interdicts are prevented by a court order from infringing Sky's copyright."

Mr Lawson added: "We continue to monitor compliance with interdicts awarded.

"Continuing to infringe Sky's copyright in breach of the interdict order may constitute a contempt of court.

"If required to do so, Sky will not hesitate to take further legal action in respect of such breaches.

"We are committed to visiting thousands of pubs every season to monitor the games they are showing, as well as investigating suppliers to protect Sky customers who are unfairly losing business due to this illegal activity."

Sky Sports is only available to licensed premises in Scotland through a commercial agreement with Sky.

When he took over The Darroch nine months ago, Mr Quay said: "It feels great to be able to put my own stamp on The Darroch and shape it into a pub that I know will really resonate and bring value to the area."

The Telegraph contacted both him and pub owners Admiral Taverns for comment.