A PETITION is calling for a Glasgow bridge to be named after Billy Connolly.

The footbridge on the River Clyde, which is due to be completed by 2023, will go between Pointhouse Quay in Partick and Water Row in Govan.

Works were expected to begin on-site last month after Glasgow City Council awarded the contract to build it to Farrans (Construction) Ltd.

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The creator of the petition said the bridge should be named after Connolly as he grew up on Stewartville Street and went to St Peter's Primary north of the river before attending St Gerard's Secondary and becoming an apprentice at Alexander Stephens south of the river.

They said: "With the Big Yin suffering from Parkinson's Disease, such a tribute within his lifetime linking two areas of the city so indelibly connected with one of Glasgow's (and Scotland's) most beloved sons would be no more than the great figure deserves."

At the time of writing, the petition had 145 signatures. It can be found here.