MORAY will give a rousing welcome to its Olympic gold medal hero on Friday.
Heather Stanning is set to arrive in an open top Army Land Rover.
Heather (27), who won Team GB’s first gold medal of the London Olympics along with women’s rowing pairs partner Helen Glover, will be in great demand during a six day visit to Moray.
The Royal Artillery Captain - wearing her Team GB tracksuit, gold medal and sporting a Union flag - will be driven into Elgin at 12.30pm today by Sapper Dean Gold, of 39 Engineer Regiment, Kinloss Barracks.
The public is being encouraged to line the route all the way to Moray Council HQ where she will be honoured with a scroll on behalf of Moray.
Hundreds of Children from local schools will be hoping to chat with her and catch sight of her medal as she passes through Elgin.
She will be driven down the High Street, along the Plainstones, up Commerce Street, South Street, Glover Street and is due to arrive at the council HQ at 1pm.
Councillor Allan Wright, leader of the council, said: "The whole of Moray is immensely proud of Heather and her achievements. As a council we wanted to express this pride."
For full details of her visit see 'The Northern Scot' on Friday.