A comedian who drew in thousands of new fans during the coronavirus lockdown for her voiceovers of the First Minister has bagged an award.

Janey Godley had Scots laughing throughout the last few months for her remastering of Nicola Sturgeon's daily speeches.

In one clip, the comic suggested couples should avoid "hanky panky" during lockdown, and instead use video chat.

On the day the Prime Minister visited Orkney, she parodied Boris Johnson and asked if there is "anywhere more isolated" in Scotland that he could visit.

Ms Sturgeon dubbed the voiceovers "very funny", and hailed Ms Godley for "doing a really good job" in effectively conveying important messages with humour.

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Now, the 59-year-old has been recognised in the Scottish Comedy Awards, scooping up the prize for Best Online Content.

Other nominees in the category included Lewis Capaldi’s Twitter, Limmy’s Twitch and Mark Jennings Twitter.

The awards were due to take place in early June, before then being delayed until Aiugust for the Edinburgh Fringe.

But organisers see no likelihood of events being permitted in Scotland for the rest of the year and announced the winners of this year's awards on Wednesday.

Mark Nelson took the prize for Best Headliner, with David Tennent hailed Best Actor for his appearance in Good Omens. Frankie Boyle was recognised as this year's Best TV Comic.

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A statement from the event organisers read: "Scotland’s live performance & creative industries are on their knees. Venues are closing. Backroom & production staff are being laid off. Performers changing their careers.

"So with no fan fare what so ever as none of these Scottish comics have any live shows in Scotland to promote, now feels like the correct time to announce the winners of the Scottish Comedy Awards 2020.

"Consider this the equivalent of a Westminster Government Minister’s Tweet @ 10pm telling you your life is about to get worse."