Olympic curler Eve Muirhead has received an honorary doctorate from the University of Stirling in recognition of her outstanding contribution to British sport.
Muirhead, from Perth, joined more than 90 students from the Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport receiving their degrees at Inverness Cathedral on Friday.
She said: “It’s a great honour to receive this prestigious award from the University of Stirling.
“I‘d also like to congratulate everyone graduating alongside me on their hard work and on reaching the end of a long and hopefully rewarding journey.
“As a sportsperson I know the importance of working hard to achieve your goals and I wish you the very best with the next chapter of your lives.”
Senior deputy principal Professor Malcolm MacLeod said: “Many students who have studied in the Highlands and Islands will go on to make a positive difference in communities locally, nationally and internationally.
“The degree they have earned will give them a chance to make a tangible difference in the world.
“I wish our graduates the best of luck as they take the experience gained at University to forge their own path in life, both professionally and personally.”