It is a long way from the family home in Kinmylies.
Former Doctor Who companion Karen Gillan is to receive a major boost to her career.
The Inverness-born Guardians Of The Galaxy star is to be honoured at the Maui Film Festival in Hawaii later this month.
Gillan will receive the rising star award. Previous winners include Scott Eastwood, Garrett Hedlund and Brie Larson.
The event is held from June 21 to 25 at the Wailea Resort in Maui and the award will be presented to Miss Gillan on June 24 at the Celestial Cinema.
Barry Rivers, founder and director of the festival, said: “Perfection and synchronicity in the universe work in mysterious ways.
“Among them is the opportunity to honour Karen Gillan with the Maui Film Festival’s 2017 rising star award – under the stars and lit by the moon at the Celestial Cinema – for the way her work has enriched us all through her eclectic and powerful performances to date and, I’m sure, in many triumphant decades yet to come.”
It’s been a busy year for Gillan, who has appeared in Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 and The Circle with Tom Hanks, and has been shooting the upcoming Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle opposite Dwayne Johnson.
She has also directed her first film, The Party’s Just Beginning. The cast includes Lee Pace and Matthew Beard, with filming taking place in Scotland.
Gillan played Amy Pond alongside Matt Smith’s Doctor Who.
In Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, Gillan plays blue-skinned space pirate Nebula.