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'Alien' gargoyle on ancient abbey

23 August 2013 Last updated at 14:56 BST

A gargoyle on an historic 13th century abbey has caused a social media sensation with its resemblance to the monster from the Alien films.

Reverend Alan Birss, minister at Paisley Abbey, said most of the gargoyles were replaced during a refurbishment in the early 1990s. He thinks that one of the stonemasons must have been having a bit of fun.