On the 5th October we found out that Outlander, Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan had all been nominated for a Scottish BAFTA . We were delighted with this as we’ve been waiting for it since Sam Heughan was there to present an award back in 2013.
We weren’t going to go the Glasgow for the red carpet, we knew lots of our Outlandish UK friends were going but we had a last minute change of heart and decided to drive ( Julie drove) the eight hour round trip and we were so glad that we did.
We arrived in time for lunch and with some of our Outlandish UK friends and kept an eye on Raddison Blu Hotel across the road.
Around 3pm Outlandish UK gathered in front of the hotel .We always have such a great time when we get together OUK has a big ‘Gatherings’ every two years , annually we get together in the Highland Folk Museum for ‘Outlander Day’ plus there are lots of regional gatherings organised all over the UK . It’s such a great community we love being part of it.
You can like their page click here , or contact the admin if you’d like to become a group member..
The hotel security came out to see what was on our banner they thought they had a protest group on their hands . They had never see so many people waiting outside the hotel for the BAFTAs
Gary Lewis and Steven Cree arrived early and were so lovely to all the fans who were waiting outside .
Gary is the’ king of hugs’ he was delighted to see us all there
Steven Cree spent ages chatting and taking photos with fans
Both Steven and Gary were so fantastic chatting away to us
They both took group photos with Outlandish UK
Then the barriers were put out and it was time to find a space
Just after 5pm the BAFFA attendees started to arrive . We Periscoped it live, you can find it here click here . We were shocked at the amount of live viewer it got even William Shatner was watching it .
We’ve put it onto You Tube cutting out some of the beginning
Meeting the Outlander Cast on the Red Carpet was such fun they were all so nice . Here’s some of the photos we took.
We did sadly miss David Berry ( Lord John Gray ) who was also there.
( thanks Adi from OUK for the David Berry photo )
Sam and Caitriona looked fab on the red carpet .
We don’t think we look too bad on the red carpet either .
We had such a good fun day amongst friends and it one to put in the memory box
A huge Congratulations to Caitriona Balfe for taking home a BAFTA for the best Actress in Television, well deserved . We had a wee scream in the car on the way back up the road when it was announced.
.We’re hoping that there are going to be lots more awards for all the Outlander Cast in the future .