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Clooneys arrive in Edinburgh to collect charity award

George and Amal Clooney brought glitz and glamour to the capital on Thursday.

George and Amal Clooney brought glitz and glamour to Edinburgh as they arrived in the city to collect an award for their charity work.

The Hollywood actor and filmmaker visited Scotland's capital on Thursday along with his wife, an international human rights lawyer, to attend People's Postcode Lottery Charity Gala within McEwan Hall.

The couple have been honoured for their international humanitarian work through the Clooney Foundation for Justice.

'And it's the first time I've seen the sun since I've been here'
Hollywood actor George Clooney

Speaking to STV's entertainment reporter Laura Boyd, Clooney said it was "fantastic" to be in Edinburgh.

He said: "The lottery is unbelievable what they do.

"The idea that an entire neighbourhood can have a great time and make some money, and in the meantime [help] hundreds and hundreds of charities across the world.

"I mean, it's a spectacular thing. I wish we'd do it in the States."

Clooney added it was nice to be back in Scotland, joking: "And it's the first time I've seen the sun since I've been here."

Edinburgh: George Clooney speaking to STV's Laura Boyd.
Edinburgh: George Clooney speaking to STV's Laura Boyd. STV

The Clooneys follow the likes of Sir David Attenborough, Dame Emma Thompson and the Prince of Wales, who have previously been honoured by the charity.

Hundreds of people turned out to welcome the Ocean's Eleven actor when he visited Social Bite and the headquarters of the People's Postcode Lottery in Edinburgh in November 2015.

Welcoming him back to the city, fans lined up outside Edinburgh University's graduation hall to celebrate the star and his wife.

Players of People's Postcode Lottery have already raised £1.3m for Clooney's human rights charity, Not On Our Watch, which he founded along with fellow Hollywood stars including Brad Pitt and Matt Damon.

The annual Charity Gala is a celebration of the work done by the charities which are supported by the lottery's players.

In total, players have raised more than £400m for charities and good causes since 2005.

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