LOSSIEMOUTH has enjoyed a golden moment in celebration of Olympic champion Heather Stanning.
The Royal Mail painted a post box in the town gold to commemmorate her medal success.
A post box in Penzance, Cornwall, the home town of her rowing partner Helen Glover, was also painted gold.
And a third post box went from red to gold in Chorley, home of Olympic cycling gold medallist Bradley Wiggins.
The Royal Mail rushed out a special Gold Medal stamp inside 24 hours to celebrate Heather and Helen’s win in the women’s pairs rowing final - Team GB’s first gold medal of the London 2012 games. Heather is the first Scot to ever appear on a gold medal stamp.
Lossie postie Graham Clarihew (31) was handed the honour of unveiling the new golden post box, just a stone’s throw from the town’s esplanade on Clifton Road.
"It is strange seeing a golden post box but it is good to celebrate their gold medal," he said.
The stamp is on sale now at Lossiemouth Post Office and 90 vehicles delivered stamps to over 500 other branches across the UK.
Bernard Annikin, Lossiemouth subpostmaster said: "The phone has been ringing all morning with people asking if we have the stamps yet."
Moya Greene, Royal Mail Chief Executive, said: "We’re delighted to be issuing these very special Gold Medal stamps to recognise our Olympic champion UK athletes."
Royal Mail has pledged to paint a post box gold in the home patch of every Team GB gold medallist.
Read the full story and more Olympic reaction in 'The Northern Scot' - out tonight.