Sir Billy Connolly has hotel staff in tears after he leaves them a hilarious review

Richard Bevan
Richard Bevan
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Sir Billy Connolly has made the world laugh for decades, proving that even Parkinson’s can’t dampen his sense of humour. The 81-year-old, affectionately known as the Big Yin, recently visited the Kincraig Castle Hotel in Easter Ross while filming a BBC documentary.

After a delightful stay, the staff approached Sir Billy, requesting his autograph on a photo from his knighthood at Buckingham Palace. Little did they know, they were in for a comedic surprise. With his signature irreverence, Sir Billy scrawled, “To the staff at Kincraig Castle, F*** Off!” before adding his distinctive signature.

The hotel, rather than taking offence, embraced the hilarious gesture. They framed the autographed photo, proudly displaying it on the wall. Sharing the moment on social media, they exclaimed, “It was a great honour and privilege for us to have Sir Billy Connolly, the ‘Big Yin,’ staying with us over the past couple of days.”

Billy Connolly’s hilarious message was put in a frame on the wall

The hilarious message was loved by the staff so much they decided to frame it int he Hotel’s office.

The hotel’s Facebook page showcased additional photos of Sir Billy posing with the staff, making it clear that the comedy legend brought laughter to the four-star venue near Invergordon. Fans chimed in, with Brenda Farquhar recalling a similar encounter at Hilton Glasgow a few years ago, affirming that Sir Billy’s unique style remains unchanged.

Janet Hallyburton noted the relaxed and happy atmosphere in the photos, declaring it a great advertisement for the hotel. Nikki Leggat, a devoted fan, expressed admiration for her “absolute hero” and recounted a dream come true meeting in 2012.

This incident is a testament to Sir Billy Connolly’s lasting wit and ability to connect with people uniquely. Despite facing Parkinson’s, he spreads joy and laughter wherever he goes.

Sir Billy Connolly’s comedic legacy has taken an interesting turn recently as he delves into another passion: art. Having published eleven collections of his art, the Big Yin’s artistic method mirrors the Surrealist Automatism movement. His hand moves across the canvas without a specific intent, capturing the essence of spontaneity.

Sir Billy Connolly with staff of the Kincraig Castle Hotel in the Scottish highlands.

In celebrating World Parkinson’s Day in April 2019, Sir Billy Connolly’s art adorned the walls of MacLellan’s Castle in Kirkcudbright. His first sculpture, inspired by his welding past, debuted in March 2020, marking a new chapter in his creative journey.

Is there many people out there as multi-talented as Billy Connolly? We don’t think so!

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