"An effigy of US President Barack Obama was burned over the weekend by members of the Conservative student association at St Andrews University.
The incident is understood to have taken place on Friday evening on the town's East Sands beach.
One of those who attended told the BBC that members of the association had "no input" and were "surprised" to discover Obama was on the bonfire.
The St Andrews Conservative Association apologised for any offence caused."
How utterly KKKish? What were they thinking. Apparently the same Conservative society has burned effigies of Gordon Brown and Nelson Mandela in the past and one of the chairman of the university's Labour society.
Suppose it'll go down a storm with all those Tea Party weirdos the right seem to look up to so much.