SCOT Squad star Grado has thanked fans of the series after the popular sitcom came to an end. 

The final episode of the mockumentary series, which portrays a fictional Scottish police force and started in 2014, was aired last night. 

Grado, who starred as PC Hugh McKirdy, has taken to social media to thank fans of the show, as well as fellow cast and crew after the eighth and final season ended.

In the Instagram post, he also recalled getting bottles thrown at them as people believe they were "real polis", and the series winning a Scottish Bafta. 

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Grado wrote: "Well, after the best part of a decade. Scot Squad has came to an end.

"I would like to thank Noddy, Rab and Joe and everyone else at The Comedy Unit for giving me the chance in my first proper TV role, casting me practically days before we started filming.

"The crew were like a big family meeting up every year for band camp.

"From getting bottles launched at us in the street in the first few series because people thought we were real polis to picking up a Scottish Bafta - incredible memories.

"Cheers to every actor and actress that me and Manny worked a scene with.

"And cheers to Manny himself for putting up wae my sh*** in that motor for hours on end. It was an honour to work with you.

"Thanks to everyone that watched and enjoyed the show. You can now go back and watch all 8 series on iPlayer.


Fans of the show flooded the comments to say how "gutted" they were about the series ending. 

One person wrote: "Awwwww gutted! But thank you for making us laugh for so long with it."

Another said: "Gutted absolutely love Scot Squad or anything with you in it to be fair. It’ll be missed."

A third person added: "Sorry to see it go."

All series of Scot Squad are available on BBC iPlayer.