Scotland's Olympic medal stars lead the way in the New Year Honours List, with tennis champion Andy Murray and rowing golden girl Katherine Grainger among those to receive awards.
As well as the sporting heroes who are recognised for their endeavours, honours also go to Star Wars and Trainspotting star Ewan McGregor and actress Siobhan Redmond, as well as renowned violinist Nicola Benedetti.
Professor Peter Higgs, the retired professor from Edinburgh University who gave his name to the "God particle", is awarded the Companion of Honour for his services to physics.
Grainger, who won her gold medal after being runner up at the previous three Games, is given a CBE, while Murray, who took Olympic gold and won his first grand slam when he beat Novak Djokovic in the US Open final, is awarded an OBE.
Grainger said she was "surprised and delighted to receive this new accolade" which she said "brings 2012 to such a wonderful conclusion".
The rower added: "In the last few months it has been become wonderfully apparent just how much our Olympic achievements have meant to everyone up and down the country. I fully appreciate this new accolade and I'd be thrilled if it helps with the efforts of everyone on Team GB to produce a meaningful legacy."
Edinburgh-born rower Sophie Hosking, who took gold in the lightweight women's double sculls at this summer's Olympics, receives an MBE, with the same honour also going to horse rider Scott Brash from Peebles, who at 27 was the youngest member of the British gold medal-winning showjumping team at the London Games. Another Olympics star to receive an MBE is Aberdeen-born Tim Baillie, who won gold in the canoe slalom C2 event.
Scotland's Paralympic stars are also honoured, with David Smith receiving an MBE after he was part of the team that won the mixed coxed four event at the 2012 Games. Cyclist Neil Fachie, who triumphed in the 1km time trial for the blind and visually impaired, also picks up an MBE, with the same honour going to cycling pilot Craig MacLean, who was part of the duo which won the tandem sprint at the Paralympics.
Actor McGregor receives an OBE for his services to drama and charity. The Crieff-born star, who is an ambassador for Unicef, became a supporter of the charity after visiting some of its projects in Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Mongolia as part of his round-the world motorcycle trip, Long Way Round.
Redmond receives an MBE for services to drama. The red-haired actress, who was born in Tollcross, Glasgow, made her television debut in the early 1980s before going on to star in shows including Taggart and Holby City. The same honour goes to Benedetti for her services to music and charity.