ACCORDING to his new illuminated scroll, Billy Connolly, as a Freeman of the City of Glasgow, need no longer associate with un-freemen, as the general public are so decreed.
A few years ago, a bakery in Partick advertised that Billy Connolly, a strict vegetarian, was fond of their meat pies. Even if you allow that his aversion to meat rendered any patronage to be largely fictitious, the tribute to the discerning palate of the great comedian was marred slightly by the simple fact that they had also spelt his name wrong.
BILLY Connolly is to have his image etched on a new block of flats in the Glasgow neighbourhood where he grew up.
HE IMAGINED Jesus as a Glaswegian drunk and said should the city ever suffer a nuclear attack it would look exactly the same as before.
GLASGOW comic legend Billy Connolly is to receive the freedom of his home city.
BILLY Connolly has become the latest famous voice to be signed up as a celebrity satnav.
BILLY Connolly's big banana boots. Dolly the Sheep. The oldest football in the world. The history of Scotland is to be told through 60 objects drawn from museums across the nation and including items as diverse as the tooth of a sperm whale and a travel pass from the First World War.
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BILLY CONNOLLY returns to the Capital next week for a six-night stint at the recently refurbished Usher Hall.
COMEDIAN Billy Connolly's run of shows in Glasgow later this year has sold out.
FOR SERVICES to sex …everyone, of course, falls about at the very thought. Admittedly that's paraphrasing somewhat the citation accompanying the honorary degree presented to Pamela Stephenson Connolly by Aberdeen's Robert Gordon University yesterday, but the comedienne who became a clinical psychologist and therapist and author, as well as wife of one of the world's funniest men, is utterly straight-faced when it comes to sex.
THE wife of Scots comedian Billy Connolly will be honoured today for her achievements in the field of human sexuality.
FANS trying to buy tickets to see Billy Connolly play live at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh failed to see the funny side yesterday after computer glitches again crashed the booking system.
A HUGE scramble for tickets to see the Big Yin perform live in Edinburgh caused an entire booking system to crash yesterday.
BILLY Connolly is to perform a series of gigs at the revamped Usher Hall.
A CALL by Billy Connolly for recognition of a "forgotten" Orkney explorer has won praise in the islands.
COMEDIAN Billy Connolly needed some way of keeping warm during his televised ten-week epic journey through the Arctic Circle – and he found it in the shape of a sealskin suit, made to measure by an Inuit seamstress.
IRVINE Welsh's directorial debut has been put on hold after Scottish Screen withdrew £400,000 funding.