Olympic gold medalist Scott Brash received an MBE from the Queen at Holyrood Palace this morning.
The 27-year-old showjumping star, from Peebles, won team Gold on his Olympic debut last year.
He was among seventy people from all walks of life to be honoured at the ceremony in Edinburgh.
Kathryn Samson reports:
A 27-year-old showjumper from the Scottish Borders says that being formally honoured by the Queen has topped off a "phenomenal" year.
Gold medalist Scott Brash, from Peebles, was made an MBE for services to equestrianism during a ceremony at Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh.
Mr Brash was the youngest member of the British gold medal winning showjumping team at the London Games last summer.
Peebles showjumper Scott Brash will receive a royal seal of approval as he collects the MBE he was awarded in the New Years Honours List.
The Queen is holding an investiture ceremony at Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh this morning.
Scott started riding when he was just seven years old and won team gold in his Olympic debut in 2012.
A member of the Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team has received an MBE for his services.
Julian Carradice was honoured at Buckingham Palace.
The investiture was held by the Princess Royal, and other recipients included The Right
Honourable The Lord Coe (services to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games), Sir Benedict Ainslie (services to Sailing), Katherine Grainger (services to Rowing) and David Weir (services to Athletics).
Mr Carradice said:
"It was a fantastic day. The Princess Royal was very interested in hearing about some of my experiences.
"She did not think I looked old enough to have been involved in mountain rescue for 34 years.
"It was humbling to be recognised at that this level by our Queen."