OUTLANDER STAR SAM HEUGHAN GOES BACK TO TENNENT’S ROOTS WITH GOLDEN CAN AWARD Dumfries and Galloway born star of international hit TV show Outlander and former Hugh Tennent, Sam Heughan, has become the latest Scottish icon to be served up the legendary Tennent’s Golden Can award.
Sam started out in River City, Rebus, and was even the face of Tennent’s eccentric founder Hugh Tennent in their 125th anniversary ad campaign. After landing a role in Outlander, a US cult-TV show turned global hit, Sam’s career sky-rocketed.
Heughan was in Glasgow yesterday (Sun 5 Nov) to present an award at the BAFTA Scotland Awards with his Outlander co-star Caitriona Balfe at the Radisson Blu.
Tennent’s serve up the legendary Golden Can to the most deserving Scottish icons across the globe in film, TV, comedy, music, sport and all other areas of Scottish culture. Tennent’s has been the front runner in some of Scotland’s most memorable cultural events of recent years, and is now looking to celebrate individuals who have raised the bar both at home and beyond as part of its campaign to serve the people of Scotland.
Sam will be in the company of other cultural legends like Irvine Welsh, Mark Millar, Biffy Clyro, and Karen Gillan in the Golden Can Hall of Fame.
On receiving the award, Sam Heughan said: “Thanks you to Tennents…I’m delighted to be awarded this as an ambassador for Scotland. Playing Hugh Tennent, the founder of the Tennent’s Wellpark Brewery was a great honour for me. To be a representative of Scotland and Scottish culture is a great honour, so I’ll raise a glass to Tennent’s and Scotland.”
Alan McGarrie, Head of UK Brand Marketing at Tennent’s, said: “The Golden Can is all about identifying heroes of Scottish culture, and Sam has been flying the flag for Scotland across the globe with the success of Outlander.
“We hope that playing the role of our legendary Hugh Tennent in 2010 helped him along the way to Hollywood and we couldn’t be prouder. Sam has well and truly earned his place in the Golden Can Hall of Fame.
“As always, we want to know on our social channels which Scottish hero you think deserves our Golden Can award next.”