A NEW YORK businessman and his Scottish wife have been revealed as the new owners of Billy Connolly's mansion.

Marc Lino and his wife Lynne bought Candacraig House in Strathdon, Aberdeenshire, and its surrounding estate from the Big Yin and his wife Pamela Stephenson for almost £3 million.

The couple welcomed locals into their home at the weekend to celebrate the traditional Lonach Gathering and Games.

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Mr Lino, 41, is a financier from New York who currently works in Amsterdam for management consultant firm Bain & Company.

He married his wife, who is originally from Peterhead, in 2004 and they have two young children.

Mr Lino is the co-founder of trendy Manhattan eaterie Billy's Bakery.

It is thought they plan to use the house as a retreat and also rent it out for functions and weddings.