More than 130,000 school pupils across Scotland are considering their futures today after receiving their exam results.
The number of awards handed out by the Scottish Qualifications Authority has risen but results at Higher level have fallen for the fourth year in a row.
Qualifications play an important role in allowing young people to pursue their ambitions
Students for schools and colleges across the country sat tests for National 5s, Highers and Advanced Highers. More than 60,000 students opted to get their results by text or email.
SQA chief Fiona Robertson, Scotland’s chief examining officer, said: “First and foremost, I would like to congratulate each and every candidate who received results today.
“Qualifications play an important role in allowing young people to pursue their ambitions, whether that be continued education and training, or entering into employment.
She added: “We are proud to offer a broad range of qualifications which ensures educational attainment is as accessible as possible, and provides learners with the right skills and knowledge to meet the requirements of employers, training providers and educators.”