Harry Potter author JK Rowling is to receive an honorary degree from Aberdeen University for helping multiple sclerosis (MS) research.
JK Rowling is the patron of the MS Society Scotland
The best-selling writer, who lost her mother to the disease, will receive a Doctor of Laws next month.
The author, patron of the MS Society Scotland, has won fans across the world for her tales of the apprentice wizard.
She said: "I am extremely honoured to be receiving this honorary degree from such a distinguished university."
The fight against the debilitating disease has been close to Rowling's heart since her mother died from the condition at the age of 45.
She has made a large donation to help set up a MS research centre in Edinburgh.
The author will receive her degree on 6 July.
MS is a condition of the central nervous system that impairs the brain's ability to transmit instructions to the muscles.