Comedian makes final

COMEDIAN Iain Stirling has won a place in the finals of the Loaded LAFTAS Search for a Star competition.

The 22-year-old Edinburgh University law graduate won through X Factor-style heats and will compete at the finals in London on November 25 for the title of the competition's rising star.

He said: "Comedy has always been my passion, so when I saw the LAFTAS competition was looking for its rising star through local heats, I knew I had to enter. I am confident that Edinburgh could be home to comedy's next 'rising star'."