A Hollyoaks star from Aberdeen today spoke of her delight after becoming the first transgender actress to be nominated for the Scottish Baftas.
Annie Wallace, 51, has played Sally St Claire since October last year in the long-running Channel 4 soap.
She also appeared in Shameless in 2011 as headmistress Miss Heller.
The former Ashley Road and Aberdeen Grammar School pupil previously worked at Kodak as a programmer, as well as being with a company specialising in photography and video.
Now, more than 30 years later, she has been nominated for her starring role in the hit show.
Annie is the first transgender person to play a male-to-female transgender character in British soap history.
She is now up against Outlander’s Caitriona Balfe and Catastrophe’s Ashley Jensen in the Best Actress Television category.
And Annie today said being nominated for the award was a wonderful surprise.
She said: “This Bafta Scotland nomination has come as a real surprise, but I couldn’t be more delighted.
“To have my work recognised by Bafta is an honour I never have dreamed of, so it’s very special to me, doubly so because it’s from my homeland of Scotland.
“I’m looking forward to the ceremony in November, and meeting some of Scotland’s finest talent.
“Being at Hollyoaks these past 12 months has been an absolute dream, working with talented, lovely people and being at the heart of so many great storylines.
“Sally is facing an even bigger year ahead so it is fantastic to be going into that with this validation.”