The director of animated movie Brave has been given an award by Scotland's tourism agency for his contribution to the industry.
Mark Andrews received the Global Scottish Thistle Award, a new award for those who have helped to put Scotland on the world stage, during a ceremony in Glasgow last night.
The Disney Pixar film, which is set in Scotland, has now taken more than 500 million dollars (£315 million) across the globe with VisitScotland embarking on a worldwide promotion campaign.
Mr Andrews said: "I'm honoured that I could help raise awareness and bring Scotland out there to the world.
"Over the last year I've embraced my own Scottish roots and directing Brave has given me a wonderful chance to visit the country that I love so much."
Visit Scotland chairman Mike Cantlay said: "Throughout the last year Mark's film has catapulted Scotland into the hearts and minds of millions of potential visitors from around the world, and it was only right that we honour the mastermind behind this beautiful work.
"Added to this, wherever Mark has been, whether it be speaking with the tourist industry at our Highland premiere in Inverness or speaking with journalists around the globe, he has spoken of a deep love for our country and for people to truly experience it they have to visit it for themselves. He is a terrific and truly international ambassador for Scottish tourism."
A tour director was also awarded the Silver Thistle Award for his outstanding contribution to the industry.
Ian Cleaver, 73, managing director of Argyll-based coach tour operator Highland Heritage, built his business from a single guesthouse in Oban to become a recognised Scottish brand with four hotels and a fleet of coaches.
Tourism minister Fergus Ewing said: "This Silver Thistle award is testament to Ian's tireless work, which is focused on ensuring that visitors from near and far have a first class visitor experience."