BBC Scotland all but swept the board in the biennial Scottish Bafta

Awards in Aberdeen, taking 12 of the 15 television prizes on offer.

Executives at Scottish Television, which has already accused the BBC of

''loading'' the Bafta Scotland membership, were furious to discover they

had gained only two awards. Grampian, which was hosting the event,

received one.

It was noticeable that Scottish Television's senior management was

missing from Saturday night's gala event. Managing director Mr Gus

Macdonald apparently had a previous engagement.

There was some consolation, however, for Scottish with the night's top

accolade, a lifetime achievement award, going to Dr Finlay actor Ian

Bannen. Film of Bannen, whose last movie role was in Braveheart, being

presented with his award in America by Mel Gibson was shown during the


Top of the BBC Scotland's prize list was a best actor award for Hamish

Macbeth star Bobby Carlyle and a best drama series award for Takin' Over

The Asylum. The top actress award went to Siobhan Redmond for the Tartan

Short, Latin For A Dark Room.

Comedian Billy Connolly, who has never won a Bafta before, made up for

lost time by being connected with three awards. The BBC film, Down Among

The Big Boys, in which Connolly starred, won best single drama. His

series, The Bigger Picture, won best arts programme and Billy Connolly's

World Tour of Scotland took the best entertainment programme award.

Scottish Television's two prizes were The Herald Television Reporter

Award, which went to Scottish Women presenter Kaye Adams, and best

children's programme, How 2. A special Bafta Craft Award was presented

to Scottish lighting cameraman Jim Peters. Grampian Television won the

award for best news programme for Grampian North Tonight.

In the feature film categories, the top movie award went to Shallow

Grave and there was a best actor award for John Hannah for his

performance in Four Weddings and a Funeral.

The full list of awards were: best single drama -- Down Among The Big

Boys, best drama series -- Takin' Over The Asylum, best Feature film --

Shallow Grave, best short film -- Fridge, best documentary -- The

Gamekeeper, best current affairs programme -- Frontline Scotland, best

arts programme -- The Bigger Picture, best entertainment programme --

Billy Connolly's World Tour of Scotland, best film actor -- John Hannah,

best television actor -- Robert Carlyle, best actress (film or

television) -- Siobhan Redmond, The Herald Television Reporter Award --

Kaye Adams, best children's programme -- How 2, best special interest

programme -- The Edge, best writer -- Donna Franceschild, best news

programme -- Grampian Television, best outside broadcast -- The

Edinburgh Tattoo '94, Craft Award for Outstanding Contribution to Film

and Television -- Jim Peters, lifetime achievement award -- Ian Bannen.