The owl that made feathers flap in a Paisley hostelry

THE Diary’s crack troop of investigative reporters have spent the last few days unearthing those bizarre and brazenly bonkers stories that only seem to occur in the magical weeks revolving round Christmas and New Year.

We shone a light on the strange case of the wandering emu in Livingston. Then there was a sighting of Santa, merrily riding the statue of Wellington’s horse in Glasgow.

Today, a reader sends us photographic evidence of a chap who took an owl for a drink in a Paisley hostelry.

Or was it an owl who took a chap for a drink?

Probably not.