FAMOUS fans of the Clutha bar have been immortalised in a striking mural on the walls of the tragedy-hit pub.

Images of celebrities including Billy Connolly, Jimmy Reid and Spike Milligan have all been recreated in a black and white wrap around scene at the Glasgow bar as it prepares to reopen.

Work to restore the Clutha has been underway for months following the helicopter crash which left ten people dead on November 29, 2013.

The art project, which will also feature images of Frank Zappa, Alex Harvey and John Martyn, is being led by Glasgow-based gallery Art Pistol.

Among the artists working on the mural are Bob McNamara, known as Rogue One, and Danny McDermott, known as EJEK - both renowned graffiti artists.

They are tasked with spray painting the famous faces on both sides of the pub - spanning a total of 50 metres.

Rogue's work will be familiar to many across the city, with his graffiti art featuring at many sites throughout Glasgow.

His shadow play work can be seen brightening up Cowcaddens subway station, while his 'floating taxi' on Mitchell Street and his colourful image of what lurks under the Clyde at Broomielaw have also proved popular with locals.

The owner of the Clutha, Alan Crossan, hopes to reopen the pub on May 29 - exactly 18 months after the tragedy.

The families of the victims have been invited to attend and Rose Room, the band due to play in the pub the day after the crash, are booked to perform.