The actor was honoured for his “outstanding contribution to film” at the British Academy Scotland Awards ceremony in Glasgow.
Donkeys was named the Best Feature Film, while actor/director Peter Mullan picked up Best Director and Best Writer for his 2010 drama Neds, about 1970s Scotland.
BAFTA Scotland director Jude MacLaverty says, “We’re thrilled to see the British Academy Scotland Awards return for such a fantastic night.
“The strength of nominations in the categories demonstrates the wealth of talent we have within our country. The British Academy Scotland Awards has produced some truly deserving winners and my congratulations go out to them and all the nominees.”