Petition for statue of Billy Connolly to be built

Billy Connolly with the Special Recognition Award pictured backstage at the Nation Television Awards.
Billy Connolly with the Special Recognition Award pictured backstage at the Nation Television Awards.

A petition for a statue of Billy Connolly to be built in Glasgow has been started by a radio station.

Radio Clyde 1 wants Glasgow City Council to recognise the achievements of the Big Yin.

Clyde 1 station breakfast presenter George Bowie has been talking about the Glasgow-born on his show after he was given a special achievement award at the National Television Awards this week.

The petition reads: “Billy Connolly has been one of the world’s best comedian’s for several decades. And we think the best way to honour his work is to build a statue in his home city of Glasgow to thank him for a lifetime of laughs!”

It received over a hundred signatures on the first day of its launch (Friday)