Freedom of Edinburgh for Olympian Sir Chris Hoy
Sir Chris Hoy is to be awarded the Freedom of Edinburgh in recognition of his Olympic achievements.
Edinburgh City Council is putting in place plans to give the five times gold medallist its highest honour.
There are only five other recipients: The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, Sean Connery, Nelson Mandela, and Aung San Suu Kyi.
It will mean Sir Chris will be exempt from tolls and charges in the city.'First class'
Royal Mail have also painted a post box in the Olympian's home city gold to celebrate his medal win.
The Scots cyclist won the men's team sprint, along with Philip Hindes and Jason Kenny, on Thursday.
A post box in Hanover Street in the capital has been transformed in his honour.
The cycling trio also features on a new stamp.