Two top athletes will receive honorary degrees from an Aberdeen university.
Britain’s most successful female Olympian Dame Katherine Grainger DBE and footballer Kim Little will pick up honorary degrees from the University of Aberdeen.
Dame Katherine, who grew up in Netherley, is the only woman to have won medals at five consecutive Olympic Games.
She rounded off her career at Rio Games with a silver medal to bring her Olympic haul to one gold and four silver medals.
She will receive a Doctor Honoris Causa from the university.
Kim, who was born in Aberdeen and attended Mintlaw Academy, is a professional footballer with 121 Scotland caps and 48 goals to her name.
A competitor in the London 2012 Olympics, she has played for clubs worldwide and has won numerous accolades, including the FA and Professional Footballers’ Association Women’s Player of the Year.
She will receive a Master of the University degree.
They are among 12 figures picking up honorary degrees during the university’s summer graduations at the Old Aberdeen camp next week.
Also among those receiving accolade are former Lord Provost of Aberdeen George Adam who will be awarded a Doctor of Laws.
Donald Lamont, who was born in Aberdeen and is the former Governor of the Falkland Islands, and Sir Moir Lockhead, former chief executive of Aberdeen-based FirstGroup, will both receive a Doctor of Laws.
Isobel Yule will receive a Master of University. Isobel graduated from the university despite suffering deterioration in her eyesight.
She is an internationally renowned speaker, is formerly vice chair of the Braille Authority.
Professor Sir Ian Diamond, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University, said: “Our honorary graduates have achieved so much in their fields while making a significant contribution to society, and I am delighted to welcome these talented and successful individuals to the University family.
“They provide an inspirational example to our graduates as they move onto a new chapter in their careers.”