Murray should be awarded Freedom of Stirling after historic US Open win


By a Newsnet reporter

Dunblane SNP MSP Keith Brown has repeated his calls for Andy Murray to be honoured by his home town and to be given the Freedom of Stirling after the 25-year-old won his first Grand Slam title at the US Open.

Mr Brown, who wrote last month to Stirling Council asking them to consider granting the tennis player the honour after he took gold at the Olympics, hailed the Dunblane-born star’s victory over Serb Novak Djokovic.  

With his victory, Andy Murray becomes the first Scot to take one of tennis’s most prestigious titles.

The Clackmannanshire and Dunblane MSP said:

“This is the first time a Scot has won the US Open – a truly historic achievement by Andy Murray whose hard work has really paid off.

“This has been a fantastic year for Andy who reached the Wimbledon final, won an Olympic gold and has now earned his first Grand Slam title.

“Dunblane is extremely proud of Andy and inspired by his success.

“That is why I believe he should be given the Freedom of Stirling and the Freedom of Dunblane. He is a world-class Scottish sporting star and truly deserves his win.

“We have watched Andy develop and improve over the last few years and I’m sure this is only the first of many Grand Slam titles he will go on to win.”