SCOTS led Britain's surge towards the medals podium after a sensational finish by Glasgow swimmer Michael Jamieson won team GB a silver medal in the 200m breaststroke.
The 23-year-old swimmer, from Robroyston, who trained at the Glasgow School Of Sport at Bellahouston Academy from the age of 11 to 18, was narrowly beaten to the gold in a sensational finish that left him just 15 hundredths of a second behind winner Hungarian Danil Gyurta, who set a new world record.
Jamieson, a student at Bath University, was given a rapturous reception by the crowd as he scored a British record with his time of 2.07.43.
He said: "I planned for this night and I think that helped with the nerves.
"For so many years I prepared for this in my head. I'm delighted. I just can't believe it."
As previously reported in the Evening Times, Michael is the first Olympian to have attended the Glasgow school dedicated to sporting excellence.
School director Angie Porter told the Evening Times this week Michael had "an amazing work ethic". The swimmer now hopes to go for gold at home in the Commonwealth Games, having won silver in Delhi.
He started swimming at Tollcross pool – where the swimming events for Glasgow 2014 will be held – a link Jamieson said was "a fairy tale".
Earlier, another Scots star won Britain's first gold of the games in the rowing – setting in motion a double gold day.
Scots rower Heather Stanning and partner Helen Glover powered to first place in the women's pairs rowing.
Lossiemouth's Stanning, 27, and Glover romped home at Eton Dorney just before Noon with history being made in the process, as the dramatic win also brought home Britain's first-ever Olympic gold in women's rowing. They won by a length and half from Australia, while New Zealand finished third.
Glover and Stanning opened their campaign at Eton Dorney by winning their heat in an Olympic best time as they stormed into the final.
Stanning grew up in Scotland and is a captain in the Royal Artillery who has trained at Sandhurst and West Point.
After Olympic glory she will be heading to Afghanistan.
Scottish Rowing president Mike Morrice said: "There has been a lot of pressure from the media looking for a Team GB gold medal, so we are all very proud that a Scottish rower has been able to get the team off and running."
Just a few hours later the celebrations moved up a notch as Bradley Wiggins become the first man to win the Tour de France and Olympic gold in the same year after claiming victory in the men's road cycling time trial.
The sporting sensation was greeted by a deafening crowd at Hampton Court Palace as he claimed gold in the men's road cycling time trial as he completed the 44-kilometre course in the fastest time.
Wiggins, 32, who plans to have a few vodka-tonics tonight in celebration, said: "It's been an amazing six weeks.
"I realised on the podium, I don't think anything's going to top that – winning the Tour and then winning Olympic gold in London.
"There was only one colour today and anything else would've been consolidation."
Wiggins took the opportunity before the medal presentation to see his wife, Cath, and children, Ben and Isabella, and to acclaim the crowd by riding down the road back along the route.
He added: "I wanted to go and see my wife and all the people that had come to stand there on the roadside. We all know about the Olympic ticketing.
"The great thing about cycling is it's free to come and watch."
Thousands of cycling fans waving British flags lined the route, with some holding banners renaming the day Wiggo Wednesday.
They broke out into noisy chants of "Wiggo Wiggo!" as their hero secured first place.
It was a double success for Great Britain as Chris Froome won the bronze medal.
Wiggins is to be offered the Freedom of the Borough of Chorley on his return to his home village, council bosses said.
The Londoner moved to Eccleston, Lancashire, to be closer to the Manchester Velodrome.