POLAR bears are to be set free into the Scottish countryside for the hell of it.
Breeding pairs have been given shelter five miles outside of Edinburgh and supplied with enough frozen deer to last the winter, with conservationists eager to see what will happen when they get hungry.
Professor Henry Brubaker, from the Institute for Studies, said: “They’ll either head into the highlands to live undisturbed, or by August they’ll be charging down the Royal Mile devouring jugglers like chicken nuggets.
“Either way it will be fascinating.”
He added: “This project will teach us a great deal, although admittedly about the very narrow subject of ‘what happens when you let loose polar bears in Scotland’.
“Science is the bollocks sometimes.”