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Richard Percival & Kirsten McStay

Outlander's Sam Heughan delighted as he picks up BAFTA Scotland award for Jamie Fraser role

Outlander's Sam Heughan was recognised at the BAFTA Scotland awards on Sunday night, for his role as Jamie Fraser.

The 42-year-old scooped the audience award for his performance in the hit show, which is loved across the globe.

The actor arrived at the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in Glasgow and greeted fans who waited to take selfies with him. He was joined by Caitriona Balfe who plays his on-screen wife Claire Fraser in the Starz drama.

Sam Heughan, winner of the Audience Award in partnership with Screen Scotland for ‘Outlander’. ((Photo by Tristan Fewings/BAFTA/Getty Images for BAFTA))

Speaking as he arrived, he said: "We may be a small country and a small affair, but it's a great big celebration."

Heughan was also joined by a whole host of stars from the film and television industries celebrating Scottish talent.

Peter Capaldi said he was "excited" to attend the Scottish Baftas where he received this year's Outstanding Contribution to Film & Television award.

Sam Heughan with his award. ((Photo by Euan Cherry/BAFTA/Getty Images for BAFTA))

The Doctor Who star spoke on the red carpet as he arrived for the ceremony in Glasgow on Sunday evening.

He said: "The Scottish Baftas has a particular flavour to it. It's good fun, and its a wee bit less up itself compared to other awards, so that's nice. It's very nice to be here."

Other celebrities - including Succession star Brian Cox, Downton Abbey's Phillis Logan and Sex Education's Ncuti Gatwa - also arrived for the event.

Guilt was the biggest winner of the night, receiving awards for Television Scripted, and Writer Film/Television for writer/creator Neil Forsyth. This is the second time the show has won both categories at the BAFTA Scotland Awards, after winning in 2020.

They also took home the Actress Television award in this year’s ceremony, which was won by Phyllis Logan for her performance as Maggie.

The Hunt For Bible John picked up two awards, for Specialist Factual and Director - Factual for Matt Pinder.

Dougray Scott won the award for Actor Television for his leading role in Irvine Welsh’s Crime. Jack Lowden won Actor Film for his portrayal of Siegfried Sassoon in Benediction, and Actress Film was won by Izuka Hoyle as Camille in hit British film Boiling Point.

The award for Feature Film went to documentary Dying to Divorce. Director Chloë Fairweather is a BAFTA Breakthrough 2022 and winner of the BAFTA Cymru Breakthrough Award 2022.

The Director - Fiction award was won by James Strong for Vigil. Darren McGarvey’s Addictions was the winner of Factual Series. Dispatches: The Truth about Nike and Adidas won for News and Current Affairs. Single Documentary was presented to The Hermit of Treig.

The award for Features was won by Miriam and Alan: Lost in Scotland. Biffy Clyro: A Celebration of Endings won for Entertainment.

The winner of Short Film & Animation went to Too Rough. The Game award was won by Blazing Griffin for Hercule Poirot: The First Cases.

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