Among the hundreds of dancers taking part in the Olympic Games opening ceremony tonight (Friday) will be Golspie-born Louise Port.
And 36-year-old Louise, who has a double role in the celebrations as a drummer and a "dancing marshall" has promised the event will be "amazing."
Billions of people around the world are expected to watch the extravaganza which has taken months to prepare under the watchful eye of film director Danny Boyle.
Louise said: "Danny Boyle is an absolute genius. The show looks amazing. Rick Smith from the band Underworld is the musical director and the music he’s written is incredible. Everyone is going to love it!"
Louise is the daughter of Campbell and Christine Port of Woodland Way, Golspie.
Her mum, along with younger sister Jennifer and brother-in-law Graeme, have all travelled to London this week to attend some of the Olympic events.
A freelance journalist, Louise has lived in the capital for 17 years, moving initially to work for BBC Radio Sport as a broadcaster and then as a GMTV reporter.
She decided to go freelance after a period of ill-health.
She might have missed her chance to take part in the Olympics were it not for her younger sister, Jennifer.
"Jennifer forwarded on to me an advert last summer inviting people to audition to be in the Olympic opening and closing ceremonies," she explained.
"There were apparently ads on the London 2012 website and lots of other places but I didn’t know anything about it until I read Jen’s e-mail."
Louise sent off the application forms and had her first audition last October when she was asked to dance as part of a 250-strong group and also on her own.
"It all lasted about three hours and was very intense," she recalls.
"We were all given numbers and had to do a complicated task where we constantly moved from one location to another according to shouted instructions relating to the numbers or whether you were male or female.
"Finally we were shown a routine which we had to memorise and then dance to music."
She was called back the following month to audition as a drummer/marshall – considered to be the best role as they are the only performers taking part in both the opening and closing ceremonies.
"This audition was just drumming, drumming and a bit of walking and drumming at the same time! It also lasted three hours and was really tough," she says.
"The drums we’re using are not standard but have been adapted – you’ll see what I mean when you watch the ceremony!"