Britain's most successful Olympian Sir Chris Hoy has been awarded the freedom of his home city.
The six-time gold medal-winning cyclist joined other Olympians and Paralympians on an open-top bus parade through Edinburgh.
He later attended a civic reception where he became part of an exclusive club that includes the Queen and Nelson Mandela who have received the freedom of the Scottish capital.
He said: "I'm immensely proud, but this award is for all the people who have helped me through the years, from the little seven-year-old racing BMXs to racing for Olympic medals in London, it's been an amazing journey.
"It's quite hard to take it all in, it's an emotional day and one that I will never forget."