The wait is over for the UK as time-travel fantasy drama Outlander has had its premiere in the country where it is filmed.

Fans, cast and crew, and the media gathered at Glasgow's Grosvenor cinema to watch the pilot episode of the show which is shown in the US Starz network.

Meanwhile in London, Scots hunk Sam Heughan and Irish beauty Caitriona Balfe entertained the crowds by taking part in a live Q&A with the show's American producer Ron D. Moore.

UK fans will be able to watch the show on Amazon Prime Instant Video from Thursday, March 26, gaining access to the first eight episodes.

The remaining episodes will be shown hours after the US from April 5.

Glaswegian actor Gary Lewis addressed the fans at the Grosvenor ahead of the showing, joking, "I'm dying to see this even though I am not in the first episode."

The star, who plays Colum MacKenzie, was joined by Grant O'Rourke who plays Rupert McKenzie at the screening.

Grant said: "The Glasgow premiere is much cooler than London."

Aside from the well known actors, many of the men and women who took on extra roles attended the event.

Ken Geddes, from East Kilbride, was an extra with grandson Charlie (10)

He said: "Outlander will be huge, it already has a big fan base."

After the screening, fans were linked-up to London to watch the live Q&A.

Show stars Caitriona Balfe, who plays Claire Randall, and Sam Heughan, who plays Jamie Fraser, showed their chemistry continued off screen as they playfully joked with each other while answering questions.

Caitriona admitted she is currently working on the Jodie Foster directed project Money Monster which also stars George Clooney and Julia Roberts.

She said: "I am really excited about it. But I am more excited about getting back to the Outlander family."

Sam was told by an audience member that his character Jamie was the Mr Darcy of that era, and he was asked how he coped with that.

The actor beamed: "Jamie is a fantastic character to play and Colin Firth I am coming for you."

It was, however, producer Ron D Moore who summed up the Outlander story perfectly by saying, "The books and the show is a love letter to Scotland.

"It's a great place and the people are lovely."