Glasgow's oldest pub, once a favourite with Billy Connolly and Gerry Rafferty, will celebrate its 230th birthday later this month.

The Scotia Bar in Stockwell Street was opened in 1792 as a watering hole for the sailors and merchants who travelled up and down the River Clyde.

During the 60s and 70s it hosted poets, writers and actors including the Big Yin and 'Baker Street' singer Rafferty.

Glasgow Times: Billy Connolly and Gerry Rafferty at the ScotiaBilly Connolly and Gerry Rafferty at the Scotia

To celebrate its birthday the bar will be hosting a special weekend event on August 26 and 27, with live music, a charity raffle for Macmillan Cancer Support, a whisky sampling session and more.

A selection of Belhaven beers will also be available, with whiskies coming from the distillery in Campbeltown which currently holds the title of Whisky Distillery of the Year from the Scottish Whisky Awards.

Vicky Clark, general manager at the Scotia Bar, said: “We are so excited to be celebrating the Scotia Bar’s 230th birthday this month and we are thrilled to be able to work in such an important piece of history. The team are looking forward to welcoming our regular guests and new ones who want to celebrate the pub’s birthday with us.”