HELENSBURGH drag queen Lawrence Chaney has thanked "anybody who hated on me in school" for inspiring their successful career after winning a Scottish BAFTA.

The former Hermitage Academy pupil was announced as the winner of the Scot on Screen Audience Award - voted for by the public - during a ceremony on Saturday, coming out on top in a category containing stellar names like David Carlyle, star of Channel 4's It's A Sin, Line of Duty actor Martin Compston, A Place in the Sun presenter Jean Johansson, Line of Duty's Kelly Macdonald, and David Tennant, who played serial killer Dennis Nilsen in ITV drama Des.

In their acceptance speech, Chaney said: "Oh my God, I cannot believe I am winning this award tonight, it's so surreal.

"I'm nominated against people I've looked up to for so long and it truly means the world to me.

"I appreciate all of the support, all the fans out there. Thank you so much to everyone for believing in me, thank you to anyone that hated on me in school because now I have the confidence to do this as a full-time job and entertain people all around the world."

Back in March Lawrence was crowned the UK's next drag superstar after winning the second season of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK.

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