Thousands of people have turned out to honour Scotland's Olympic and Paralympic heroes at a "spectacular" official victory parade.
Six-time gold medallist Sir Chris Hoy, rowers Katherine Grainger and Heather Stanning and cyclist Neil Fachie were among the sportsmen and women who took part in the event in Glasgow.
Scottish athletes won a record-breaking 13 medals at the Games and scored 11 medals at the Paralympics. Fans lined the streets to watch as the parade set off from Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum at about 4.15pm, making its way through the city via Sauchiehall Street and Buchanan Street to George Square where a huge crowd gathered to greet them as they took to the stage.
Athletes and their guests then attended a reception hosted by First Minister Alex Salmond in the nearby Old Fruitmarket venue. The athletes were delighted to take part in the celebrations.
Sir Chris said: "It's been a day to remember and I just want to thank everyone for turning out. It's overwhelming the support the team has been getting, you can't help but be taken away by the whole occasion and all the athletes are saying the same thing.
"To see this now you can see that it's not just about London, it illustrates that it's about the whole of the UK getting together and enjoying it from the very north to the south of the country, and clearly it meant a lot to the people here."
The cycling sensation has been named as an official ambassador for the 2014 Commonwealth Games, to be hosted by Glasgow.
Grainger, who won a rowing gold along with team-mate Anna Watkins, said: "I don't get back to Glasgow enough. It's my home town, it's lovely to come home and celebrate with the people who have supported us all along."
Hundreds of Union flag and Saltire-waving well-wishers gathered outside Kelvingrove as the athletes boarded two floats for the parade. They arrived in George Square shortly before 5pm and were greeted by huge cheers from around 17,000 flag-waving spectators.
The athletes were introduced on stage and were greeted by a welcoming party including First Minister Alex Salmond. The biggest cheer was for Sir Chris Hoy who took to the stage carrying a large saltire flag. He said: "Thank you to everybody that has come out today and thank you to everybody who supported the Olympic and Paralympic teams."