THE SNP have unveiled Line of Duty star Martin Compston among a number of Scottish actors and musicians backing the party in Thursday’s elections.
As Line of Duty fans get ready for the finale of the TV drama, Compston joined other SNP supporters on an on- line rally with Nicola Sturgeon.

Compston who stars as DI Steve Arnott in the hit series, said: “Scotland’s future is in your hands. Don’t leave it to chance.
“The only way to make sure we re-elect Nicola Sturgeon as First Minister is to make it Both Votes SNP.
“Make sure you and all your pals get out to vote.”
He was joined by fellow independence supporting, USA based celebrities, including Alan Cumming and Brian Cox.

Other figures taking part included crime writer Val McDermid, Mogwai musician Stuart Braithwaite, folk singer Iona Fyfe, and TikTok star Littlest Chicken.
In an interview with SNP MP, Mhairi Black, broadcast at the event, Compston said:  “Everyone is allowed an opinion. Whether that be politicians down south or some lovely incredible entertainers who have moved abroad for whatever reason.

"Myself, I’ve lived across the world. That’s the beauty of free speech. Everyone is allowed an opinion. But what matters is votes. And it’s the people who live here, work here, and who vote here, whose gonna make the difference.
“And whether that be for this election or any other election moving forward. Because let’s be honest about this stuff, if we had a functioning Westminster that really cared about every region of the UK. That didn’t take parts of the UK out of Europe against its will.
“And the decisions, the big decisions, whether it be Scotland’s future relationship with Europe, whether it be nuclear weapons on the Clyde, are best taken by the people who live here.
“And we can’t forever live in this perennial situation, where it’s just Tory government after Tory government at Westminster, who don’t care about Scotland. And they just leave us in these miserable situations, which make us feel utterly powerless to deal with. We have to be in control of our own destiny. And the only way to do that is through an SNP or an independence majority at the Scottish Parliament. And then we take it from there.”