The Evening Times is on the hunt one of Glasgow's kind souls after some of the city's statues were sheltered from the cold on the chilliest night of the year.

The sculpture, unveiled in March of this year, was wrapped up in scarves and woollen clothes overnight on Monday thanks to an anonymous citizen protecting 'Mrs Barbour's Army'.

But who are these mystery knitters? If you are one donating woollies to statue we would love to hear from you.

Designed by Andrew Brown, the artwork shows Mrs Barbour leading rent strikers during World War One.

Mary Barbour led the strikes in the city in 1915 after property owners raised rent for workers, thousands of whom had flocked to Glasgow to work in munitions factories and shipyards.

The protests forced a change in the law with the introduction of the Rent Restrictions Act.

After the war she continued her great work, becoming one of the first female councillors, the first female baillie - a civic officer - and a female magistrate.

The latest additions to the sculpture have been well-received by the public, who took to social media to show their appreciation.

Kerry McKenzie posted on Twitter: "Loving the Mary Barbour sculpture even more now it's adorned with winter accessories."

David John Devenney added: "Saw this on my commute this morning outside Govan subway station.

"With the cold weather coming on Govan has responded by dressing local social justice heroine Mary Barbour in woollies! Go Govan!"

A key figure in the 1915 rent strikes, the iconic campaigner's unveiling coincided with International Women's Day earlier this year.

This is the second time the statues have been dressed up by welcoming members of the Glasgow community.

Just weeks after being put in place, the Mary Barbour statue was given the 'Glasgow treatment' and a cone placed atop her head.

Glasgow has become world-famous for sticking cones on top of the city’s statues, most notably the Duke of Wellington monument in Royal Exchange Square.

Elsewhere in the city, cyclists hit out at the dangerous conditions created by the cold snap.

A tongue-in-cheek sign advertising the 'South West City Way Ice Rink' appeared on Shields Road on Tuesday.

The blackboard appeared on the road and told cyclists: "Bring your ice skates! Bring your festive cheer! Bicycles probably not suitable!"

Cycling campaigners have since hit out at lack of provision and unsuitable conditions faced by bike users, especially during the winter months.

This latest prank came on the coldest night of the year so far in Scotland.

Temperatures in Glasgow dropped as low as -3C overnight, with gritters on the road and

Across the country the mercury dipped as low as -7C, with flurries of snow over high ground.

However, a return to mild temperatures and rain are expected over the next week.