COMEDIAN Billy Connolly has suggested he could pull a U-turn on his Scottish independence position. 

Back in 2014 the Big Yin said he would not be backing a Yes vote, explaining he was "deeply suspicious of patriotism".

However late last year the comedian wrote that Scottish independence "may just be the way to go" to stay in Europe following the Brexit referendum.

Now, in an interview with the BBC, Connolly has said he "would like" to see Scottish independence if Scotland wants the same.

He said: "Scotland's in great shape. Politically it's in extraordinary shape. It's beginning to stand alone. And they won't take crap anymore. They don't want to settle for whoever England votes for."

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The journalist then asked: "Would you like to see Scotland be independent?"

"I don't know. If Scotland would like it, I would like it." 

During the interview the 76-year-old, who was diagnosed with Parkinson's six years ago, also said he would love to perform live again.

But he added: "I don't know if I can do it with the state my mind is in."