US Open Champ to visit his hometown on Sunday

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US Open Champ to visit his hometown on Sunday

Friday 14th September, 2012


12 noon - 3pm

Dunblane’s Grand Slam winner Andy Murray is set to return to his hometown on Sunday 16 September, giving friends, family and the entire local community the chance to congratulate him on an amazing golden summer of achievement.
 
The newly-crowned US Open champion is expected to arrive in an open-topped bus at 12 noon, and then walk through town towards the Dunblane Tennis Club courts where his journey began.  
 
“We’re so thrilled that Andy’s coming,” said Stirling Provost Mike Robbins, who will be Andy’s host and deliver a welcome on behalf of the whole Stirling area.
 
“It’s always a pleasure to welcome him back, but this time, of course, it’s extra, extra special.  I visited local schools the morning after his US Open triumph, and everyone was just buzzing.  The one thing the children wanted was the chance to say ‘well done’, and now we will all be able to do just that.”
 
Andy Murray said: “I can’t wait to get back to Dunblane to where it all began and share my US Open victory with everyone and thank them for all the support.  It’s definitely going to be emotional, but it’s a very special place for me.”
 
The visit is expected to last until 3pm.  Further details when available will be posted on Stirling Council's website at www.stirling.gov.uk .  For the latest information from Central Scotland Police visit www.centralscotland.police.uk or follow them on Twitter @cspcomms  

Watch a video which Dunblane Primary School children made inviting Andy back to his home town:
http://my.stirling.gov.uk/news/view/16887
 
Your chance to see Andy Murray: what happens when -
 
12 noon
Andy arrives at Clarendon Place, Dunblane
 
12 noon   - 1.30 pm
Walkabout: up Perth Road to Beech Road, along High Street, stopping at
the Golden Postbox, continuing up High Street to Fourways Roundabout,
into tennis courts at Dunblane Sports Club
 
1.30 - 2pm
Set4Sport activity with Judy and Andy

 
2pm - 2:10pm
Golf Club car park and onto Central FM’s roadshow stage - Provost address 


2:15pm - 2:45pm - Media conference
 
2:45 - 4pm - Friends and family time, then Andy leaves Dunblane
 

Travel advice from Central Scotland Police -
 
Police are urging the public to plan and prepare for disruptions in and
around Dunblane on Sunday September 16 as Andy Murray visits his
hometown.
 
The US Open Champion and Olympic Gold Medalist is visiting Dunblane
between noon and 3pm.
 
Stirling Area Commander Superintendent Gordon Dawson said: “This is a unique event and we anticipate large numbers of people will turn up to see Andy Murray. There will be disruption to traffic and our advice is
to plan your journey and to allow extra time for it. We encourage those attending to take direction from stewards along the route.”
 
There will be road closures in place and there will no be vehicular access to Beech Road or High Street.
 
Limited parking will be available in nearby schools including Dunblane Primary School, Dunblane High School and Newton Primary School. Motorists should follow advice given by Central Scotland Police and by
stewards.  Follow Central Scotland Police on Twitter @cspcomms