Billy Connolly wants his ashes to be made into a picnic table at Loch Lomond.

The Scots comic, and keen angler, wants fellow fishermen to carry on enjoying him - even once he’s gone.

He has fond memories of fishing on the shore of Balmaha, when he lived at close by Drymen many years ago.

The Big Yin said: “I’ve been asked how I would like to be remembered, and my answer is: as a good laugh. ‘Here lies Billy Connolly: A good laugh.’ That’ll do me.

“And instead of having a stone somewhere to commemorate my life, I would rather have it made into a table on an island in Loch Lomond .

“Somewhere for the fisherman guys to have their tea on, somewhere to put their cups on. That would be practical. Like at picnics.”

The Anderston-born entertainer revealed his final wishes in his new book ‘Tall Tales and Wee Stories’, saying he wanted to leave a “practical tribute from one fisherman to another.”

He added: “Picnics are uncomfortable things; your a*** is at the same level as your cup. Eventually you’ll knock your cup over and spill it all over your sandwiches.

“So, I think it would be nice to have a wee table for the fishermen. A useful gift from me to them.”

In 2013, the comedian revealed he had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s and prostate cancer on the same day.

He has since been given the all clear for cancer and now lives in Florida with wife Pamela.

In October 2017, Billy received a knighthood at Buckingham Palace, just weeks before his 75th birthday.

Sir Billy’s latest book, Tall Tales and Wee Stories, priced £20, is available now.

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