A Scottish Tory councillor has been dragged into the Boris Johnson burka row after it emerged he compared Muslim women to patio umbrellas.
Aberdeenshire deputy provost Ron McKail apologised last night after the Daily Record confronted him over social media posts mocking women who wear traditional Islamic dress.
McKail, who sits on the council's education and children's committee, shared an image of several long cloth coverings with hoods on Facebook.
The accompany text said: "I spent half an hour talking to them, wanting to learn about their culture until the bartender cut me off and told me they were patio umbrellas."
The inflammatory post from 2016 emerged as the fallout of Johnson's comments about the burka continued to dominate the headlines.