Billy Connolly statue set for Glasgow's former shipyards
The Big Yin is to be immortalised as part of a new sculpture in one of Glasgow’s new housing developments, in Anderston. Billy Connolly will be recreated as a steel structure following a commission by housing charity, Sanctuary Scotland. Artist Andy Scott – whose public artworks include the M8 Heavy Horse and Falkirk Helix Water Kelpies – is expected to deliver the sculpture next spring.
The piece will overlook the Clydeside Expressway, close to the shipyards where Connolly worked as a welder. The comedian has OK’d the idea, under the proviso that he gets to see the final design.