Diver Tom Daley was greeted by hundreds of fans as he became the latest ambassador for next year's Commonwealth Games during a visit to host city Glasgow.
Daley, a double Commonwealth and Olympic medallist, appeared at the city's Old Fruitmarket, where he answered questions from a packed audience and spoke about his plans for the future.
He joins fellow athletes including Sir Chris Hoy, Jessica Ennis-Hill and Rebecca Adlington in promoting the Glasgow Games, which begin next July.
The 19-year-old represented Great Britain at the Beijing Olympics aged just 14 and won two gold medals in the synchronised and individual diving competitions at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi before going on to win bronze at the London Olympics last year.
During the event, Daley donned a kilt in the Glasgow 2014 tartan which was presented to him by the designer, Shawlands Academy pupil Aamir Mehmood.
took part in a dance routine with Official Glasgow 2014 Mascot Clyde, and met his creator, 13-year-old Beth Gilmour from Cumbernauld.
Earlier in the day he abseiled from the iconic Finnieston Crane on the banks of the River Clyde, where he got a bird's eye view of some of the nearby Games venues including the SECC and the new SSE Hydro Arena.
He later joined bowler Willie Wood at Kelvingrove where next year's Lawn Bowls will take place.
He said: "I really loved my first experience of Glasgow today - abseiling from the Finnieston Crane was incredible, I met hundreds of my fans in the Fruitmarket and I had a go at playing Lawn Bowls at the Kelvingrove venue.
"What a friendly city. What a welcome. It's obvious that the atmosphere here for the Games will be awesome and I can't wait to be part of it all.
"I know there's just one week for people to get their ticket applications in and I'd urge everyone to be part of this once in a lifetime event. Today was just a taste of what's to come next year and I'm really excited to come back to defend my Commonwealth title in front of a brilliant home crowd.''
David Grevemberg, chief executive of Glasgow 2014, said: ``Tom's the prefect ambassador to inspire young people about sport and help us get everyone involved in the UK's next major sporting celebration.
"It has been great to welcome him to Glasgow and to see the warm welcome he has received this weekend and what he can look forward to in 2014.''
People can apply for Games tickets for the 17 Commonwealth sports until September 16. Prices start at £15 and more than two-thirds of the tickets cost £25 or less.
Demand for tickets to see the most popular sports is already outstripping supply, organisers have said.