Billy Connolly

Billy Connolly

Billy Connolly honoured with second giant mural in Glasgow

The legendary Scots comic is being honoured in a very special way by his home city.


Billy Connolly honoured for ‘outstanding contribution’ to TV

Scottish comedy legend Billy Connolly has been honoured for his “outstanding contribution” to the nation’s TV industry.

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Billy Connolly outside Buckingham Palace in 1974. He shot to fame with jokes about jobbies and the Crucifixion, which had previously been considered no-go areas. Picture: Getty Images

Aidan Smith: Still in awe of the Big Yin

Billy Connolly started out mentioning the unmentionable and he’s still at it, says Aidan Smith

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An ITV tribute to Billy Connolly's career will be broadcast this week. Picture: Contributed

Billy Connolly removed from school records over ‘blasphemy’

Billy Connolly was scratched from his old school’s records and branded blasphemous by its teachers when he became famous, a new TV tribute to the star has revealed.

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Billy Connolly was diagnosed with Parkinson's in 2013. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Billy Connolly: ‘Illness has robbed me of the things I love most’

Billy Connolly has spoken of his battle with Parkinson’s and revealed he can no longer play the instrument that made him famous.

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Candacraig House in Strathdon, Aberdeenshire. The arts works went missing from a lodge in the estate grounds in 2001.

Couple charged with art theft from Billy Connolly estate

A couple have appeared in court accused of the alleged theft of two paintings from Billy Connolly’s Aberdeenshire estate 15 years ago.

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Billy Connolly will be performing three shows in the States this year Picture: Ian Georgeson

Billy Connolly on long-standing jokes with Paul McCartney

BILLY Connolly has told how he and Paul McCartney play jokes on each other by sending Christmas cards months after the festive period.

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Pamela Stephenson and Billy Connolly. Picture: Getty Images

Billy Connolly’s wife opens up on Big Yin’s Parkinson’s disease

BILLY CONNOLLY’S wife, Pamela Stephenson, has opened up about the comedian’s Parkinson’s disease, saying that the Big Yin is now making light of the degenerative condition.

Billy Connolly. Picture: Ian Watson

Joke of the week: Billy Connolly on having peely-wally skin

“I’m actually pale blue: it takes me a week of sunbathing to turn white.”

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Scotmoji to be launched

New Scotmoji App to be launched and include Scottish Saltire

For tech-savvy Scots, it is a new way of showing national pride, humour and contrariness to the online world.

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Billy Connolly. Picture: PA

Joke of the week: Billy Connolly and Scottish weather

“There are two seasons in Scotland: June and Winter.”

Billy Connolly arriving at the National Television Awards 2016. Picture: PA

Billy Connolly honoured with NTA special recognition award

Downton Abbey, the upstairs downstairs tale of intrigue and romance in a bygone era, bowed out in gracious style by scooping the prestigious best drama category at the 2016 National Television Awards.

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Candacraig, once a holiday getaway for Billy Connolly, becomes a home

Candacraig, the historic former holiday home of Billy Connolly and Pamela Stephenson, turned out to be the perfect fit for the Lino family

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Billy Connolly to leave letters for grandchildren after death

LEGENDARY Scottish comedian Billy Connolly has revealed he’s written a series of letters for his grandchildren to read after his death.

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The Big Yin says retirement is not an option. Picture: TSPL

Billy Connolly reveals why keeping busy is the best medicine

BILLY Connolly has revealed he plans to keep throwing himself into work as it takes his mind off his Parkinson’s Disease.

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Still Game live show has been nominated for a Scottish Bafta Picture: Phil Wilkinson

Four things you should know this morning

It’s never too early to learn something new, like what are the top hotels in Scotland and which celebrities are nominated for Scottish Baftas, plus a couple of other things.

The Art Of Bill Connolly at the People's Palace in Glasgow. Picture: John Devlin

What’s On In Scotland: Five things to do tonight

OUR daily briefing gives you the run-down on the most exciting cultural events going on in Scotland this evening

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James McAvoy at the world premiere of Filth in Edinburgh. Picture Phil Wilkinson/TSPL

The best Scottish TV and film on Netflix right now

WITH new titles added weekly, it’s quite easy to miss TV shows and films available on Netflix. Though the internet streaming service’s content is famously hit-or-miss, some of its best stuff is distinctively Scottish. Emma O’Neill selects her highlights, including Armando Iannucci’s The Thick Of It and the James McAvoy-starring Filth

Councillor Sadie Docherty, Lord Provost of Glasgow, tries out some of the Connolly memorabilia. Picture: John Devlin

Billy Connolly’s art exhibition to open in Glasgow

A NEW exhibition of artwork created by Billy Connolly over his five-decade career in entertainment will today open in his home city.

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Parkinson’s forces Billy Connolly to give up banjo

BILLY Connolly has revealed he has had to give up playing his beloved banjo because of his Parkinson’s Disease.

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