Television presenter Lorraine Kelly and rugby veteran Chris Paterson have received honours from the Queen.
They were joined by figures from fields such as medicine, the arts, business and the voluntary sector at the investiture ceremony held at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh.
More than 70 people collected their honours at the service, which is part of the Queen's week-long visit to Scotland to celebrate her Diamond Jubilee.
Kelly, 52, from Dundee, was given an OBE in the New Year Honours list.
The TV presenter, who began her career as a trainee reporter on her local newspaper before joining BBC Scotland and later TVam, received the gong for her services to charity and the Armed Forces.
Speaking afterwards, she said: "I was very, very nervous, but it was an incredible and amazing experience. I think because it is here at Holyrood, it made it even more special for me."
Kelly, who presents Lorraine on ITV, has long supported the Armed Forces and this year launched UK Armed Forces Day in Edinburgh.
The mother-of-one has been involved with many charities, including Poppyscotland, and this year took part in the 100km BT Red Nose Desert Trek in Kenya, which raised money for Comic Relief projects.
She attended the service with her mother, husband and daughter.
She added: "I cried all the way through, I don't know what the Queen must have thought. I was just a bit overcome by it all to be honest. There are an awful lot of people who work away at charities, who help the Armed Forces, and do an awful lot more than I do. I think I am getting it on their behalf as well for myself."
Paterson, who recently announced his retirement from the international game, described the event as a "fantastic moment".
The sportsman is Scotland's record cap and points scorer, and received an MBE for his services to the sport. The 34-year-old won 109 caps for his country, amassing a total of 809 points, and is the only Scot to have appeared in four rugby World Cup tournaments.
He said: "You feel a wee bit guilty, you don't know if you deserve it or not. You set goals as a rugby player, and you reach goals, whether it be club level, or international, and you think that's it. You never set out looking to achieve anything like this, so I suppose the big thing is to try to enjoy it and remember it for the rest of your life."
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