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Edith Bowman to host virtual Bafta Scotland awards

The event will take place as a closed-studio, socially distanced show.

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts in Scotland awards will take place virtually this year amid the coronavirus pandemic, organisers have announced.

The event will take place as a closed-studio, socially distanced show, hosted by TV presenter and radio broadcaster Edith Bowman.

She will host a digital ceremony at 7pm on December 8 on Bafta social channels including youtube.com/bafta which will be followed by a highlights show on BBC Scotland later in the evening.

Nominations for the Bafta Scotland awards will be announced on Wednesday October 21.

Ms Bowman said: “It is always an honour to be asked to be part of the British Academy Scotland Awards, celebrating the inspiring work from the Scottish film, games and television industries.

“This year more than ever, we all need the encouragement and motivation to continue to make world-class entertainment.

“I’m thrilled the team have worked hard to be able to bring the annual awards to celebrate the breadth of fantastic work.”

Organisers said they are pleased they can deliver the event.

Jude MacLaverty, director of Bafta Scotland, said: “We are absolutely thrilled that we will deliver the British Academy Scotland Awards this year.

“It is hugely important, during these very challenging times, that we are all able to share in this celebration of world class talent and to reward and shine a light on the film, games and television industries in Scotland.”

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