Olympics win: Gold post box honours Heather Stanning
- 2 August 2012
- From the section NE Scotland, Orkney & Shetland
A post box has been painted gold to honour Heather Stanning's victory in the Olympics.
Lossiemouth's Stanning, and rowing partner Helen Glover, triumphed in the women's pair on Wednesday - team GB's first gold and the first British female rowers to win an Olympic title.
Royal Mail has now painted a post box gold in her home town in Moray.
A special stamp featuring the pair has also been issued to mark their achievement.
Capt Stanning, 27, a Royal Artillery officer, and her rowing partner were earlier presented with a large version of the stamp while appearing on the BBC.
She is a former pupil of Gordonstoun School in Moray, where Zara Phillips - who won silver in equestrian team eventing on Tuesday - also studied.
Army colleagues, former teachers, and politicians all paid tribute after the rowers won.