THE winners of the 2023 Bafta Scotland awards were unveiled at a ceremony in Glasgow on Sunday evening.

Debut filmmaker of the Oscar-nominated Aftersun Charlotte Wells and Karen Pirie star Lauren Lyle were among the winners on the night.

The full list of winners were:

  • Best Film Actor: Paul Mescal, Aftersun
  • Best Film Actress: Lucy Halliday, Blue Jean
  • Best Actor Television: Lewis Gribben
  • Best Actress Television: Lauren Lyle, Karen Pirie 
  • Best Director Factual: Jono McLeod, My Old School
  • Best Director Fiction: Charlotte Wells, Aftersun
  • Entertainment: Frankie Boyle’s Farewell to the Monarchy
  • Factual Series: Three Mothers, Two Babies And A Scandal
  • Best Feature Film: Winners
  • Best Feature: Designing the Hebrides
  • Best Short Film and Animation: A Long Winter
  • Best Single documentary: The Mysterious Mr Lagerfeld
  • Best specialist factual: Imagine…Douglas Stuart: Love, Hope And Grit
  • Best television scripted: Mayflies
  • Writer film/television: Charlotte Wells, Aftersun

Lifetime achievement award winner Shirley Henderson has dedicated her prize to her late father, who she said encouraged to her to “have a dream”.

She told guests that her father would take her out for a late-night walk and “look up at the stars” and say: “You do realise there’s a whole world out there, don’t you? There’s things to do, adventures to have and people to see.

“All you have to do is dream, just dare to dream, hen. So daddy, this is for you, wherever you are,” Henderson said.

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She added: “Thank you so much, my heart is racing.

“I don’t really know where to begin because so many people have been so good to me over the years and have given me so many opportunities.”

She told a story about when she first got the feeling performing was something she wanted to do.

Henderson (below) said: “When I was about 12, my mum and dad decided to take us to Butlin’s for a summer holiday.

“We heard there was a talent contest, I learnt a song and sang my song in the talent show and I won us a week’s holiday.

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“But the really nice thing that happened from that was that someone saw me and they offered me my very first professional gig which was to sing in a boxing ring in Kincardine where I grew up.

“That summer was when I started to get that feeling, to be up on a stage and it felt kind of like the world was opening up a wee bit.

“It was life-changing.”

Henderson, who has appeared in dozens of stage, film and television productions, also paid tribute to author Irvine Welsh.

She has appeared in two on-screen adaptations of his written work, Filth and Trainspotting.