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Ac­tor Gary Lewis has been hon­oured by Glas­gow Cale­do­nian Univer­sity.

Gary, who lives in Kirkcud­bright, was pre­sented with an Hon­orary De­gree of Doc­tor of Let­ters for his out­stand­ing con­tri­bu­tion to the TV and film in­dus­try.

It also recog­nised his sup­port for the univer­sity’s stu­dents and dona­tions to the archive col­lec­tion.

The ac­tor has starred in films such as Billy El­liot and Gangs of New York as well as in TV drama Out­lander along­side Glenkens ac­tor Sam Heughan.

Gary, who grad­u­ated from a univer­sity found­ing in­sti­tu­tion with a BA (Hons) in So­cial Sciences in 1983, said: “I came here when I was 23 and I had worked for five years or so be­fore­hand, so I loved the op­por­tu­nity to study and I loved the so­cial life, mu­sic and lit­er­a­ture.

“There were great bands in the stu­dents’ union and there were great books in the li­brary. It was heaven.

“My friends, my wife and my mother are here to­day and I’m re­ally chuffed.

“My ad­vice to grad­u­ates would be to en­joy your­self and make the most of this op­por­tu­nity.”

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