A BLUE plaque in honour of Stan Laurel has been unveiled at the Scotia Bar in Glasgow city centre.

Glasgow Times:

The Scotia stands on the site of the old Metropole Theatre on Stockwell Street where it is believed Stan took his first steps into the world of showbiz.

Glasgow Times:

James Scott, a local tour guide, explained: “This should have been done long ago. This was where Stan learned his trade and started his career.

"His father, Arthur Jefferson, managed the place, and when Stan was a teenager he sold tickets here and watched the acts - all part of his training to becoming one of the world’s greatest comedians.”

Glasgow Times:

There is already a plaque to Stan at the Britannia Panopticon, the music hall generally considered to be the venue in which he made his dramatic comedy debut.

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The unveiling took place amidst a sparkling line-up of entertainment, including lookalikes, music and singers in costume performing renditions of classic Laurel and Hardy tunes such as The Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, Honolulu Baby and Shine on Harvest Moon.