Billy Connolly’s Glasgow in 8 pictures: The places that turned Billy into The Big Yin
Here are eight of the places in Glasgow which helped shaped the Big Yin
Billy Connolly is one of Glasgow’s most famous and favourite sons with the Big Yin remaining one of the most recognisable Scots of all time.
Although he now lives in Florida, having moved there from New York in 2016, Connolly has never forgotten his Glasgow roots - he was last spotted in the city at the end of 2022 walking up Buchanan Street and popping into Mediterraneo in the Merchant City.
His love and affinity have never gone away stating in a BBC documentary: “Comedy like drama is about conflict and Glasgow is my city of conflict. The Views, the sounds, the smells of these streets are jammed with memories of being cold and warm. In love and heartbroken, crying with laughter and regret. I love Glasgow, but that love has always been matched with an urge to leave . To see over the horizon and that pull has made me a proud citizen of the world.
“Yet there’s always been a string in my heart that I’m glad pulls me back to where I’m from. To all the things that made me good and bad, Scotland - it’s a beautiful place.”
From Anderston to Partick - here are eight of the locations which helped make Billy Connolly become a comedy legend.