Murray is Scotland's Sportsperson of the Year

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Andy Murray has been named the BBC Scotland Sport Nation Sportsperson of the Year for 2012.

The panel of Sport Nation experts chose Murray over the other candidates, Sir Chris Hoy, Paul Lawrie, Katharine Grainger and Ricky Burns.

"It's been a great year for Scottish sport, the best year of my career so thank you very much to those that voted, I'm very proud," Murray said.

In other news, Murray has been included in the latest edition of the Who’s Who directory. At 25, the Scot is one of the youngest people ever to appear.
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Strong contenders but the panel made the right decision.  Well done Andy!
December 04, 2012, 08:45 PM
By Alis

Well done Andy clap Good to see him getting the recognition he deserves for this years achievements Smile
December 04, 2012, 11:09 PM
By Hazybear

Missed the programme but will catch up on Iplayer.    So pleased that Scotland recognises Andy's quality.    Well done son.
December 04, 2012, 11:21 PM
By Iluvandy

It was a good review but it's odd that they didn't mention Andy's silver medal.  Andy and Laura worked hard for that but the media seems to have forgotten about it!
December 05, 2012, 10:31 AM
By Alis

It was a good review but it's odd that they didn't mention Andy's silver medal.  Andy and Laura worked hard for that but the media seems to have forgotten about it!

I agree, Alis - and you'd think that winning 2 medals in one day is a brilliant achievement in itself.
I don't know if anyone else managed that, did they?
December 05, 2012, 12:27 PM
By matchpoint

Good to see Andy getting this recognition in Scotland. 
December 05, 2012, 01:12 PM
By Ruthie

Well done Andy,it's about time he got some recognition.
December 05, 2012, 02:17 PM
By iamabritt

I am really happy for him. Very Happy
December 05, 2012, 02:25 PM
By Sabine

The World No.3 was not able to attend the award ceremony, but he sent a personal message, in which he said, “Hi everyone, I’m so sorry I can’t be with you tonight to collect my award, I’m about to embark on my training block in Miami, basically my pre-season ahead of the Australian Open and with Ivan at the helm, it won’t be pretty!”

He continued, “I always love coming home, Stirling is a place close to my heart, and an award like this means a great deal. I can still remember the homecoming to Dunblane after the US Open win, such an amazing atmosphere, something I’ll never forget. I’m proud to be part of the local community and it’s great that sport is celebrated in this way here in Stirling. I’ll be back up soon though I promise thanks again and here’s to 2013 and sport in Scotland.”
December 05, 2012, 02:25 PM
By Sabine

This is great news, and so richly deserved. Well done lad! clap clap clap clap
December 05, 2012, 03:08 PM
By teejay1

Excellent news, a suitable accolade for Andy's achievements in 2012.
December 05, 2012, 04:17 PM
By benniebone

Another award for Andy:

From Mike Dickson - Less than startling result: Andy Murray wins Lawn Tennis Writers Association Award 2012. Special award Jonny Marray. International: the Fed.

While Murray thanked the media in a recorded message, it was mother Judy who accepted the award on his behalf. Thanking the British media for their positive support, Judy also mentioned that the criticisms too were one of the things that has always motivated her son to work even harder.

From PseudoFed: Murray cannot be honored twice just because they write his name again with different spelling #conspiracy http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/news/articles/2012-12-05/201212051354703691198.html
December 05, 2012, 09:27 PM
By Elena

Absolutely deserves it. Well done Andy!
December 06, 2012, 07:28 AM
By syc23

The World No.3 was not able to attend the award ceremony, but he sent a personal message, in which he said, “Hi everyone, I’m so sorry I can’t be with you tonight to collect my award, I’m about to embark on my training block in Miami, basically my pre-season ahead of the Australian Open and with Ivan at the helm, it won’t be pretty!”

He continued, “I always love coming home, Stirling is a place close to my heart, and an award like this means a great deal. I can still remember the homecoming to Dunblane after the US Open win, such an amazing atmosphere, something I’ll never forget. I’m proud to be part of the local community and it’s great that sport is celebrated in this way here in Stirling. I’ll be back up soon though I promise thanks again and here’s to 2013 and sport in Scotland.”
Very nice message.  
Good to see pseudofed is keeping up -makes me think perhaps he's a Brit?  Actually I seem to remember there have been previous clues to suggest he is [and I just somehow assume it's a he from the writing style]
December 06, 2012, 02:40 PM
By Ruthie

Mike Dickson on the Lawn Tennis Writers' Association award -

... I am sure that the vast majority working within the Lawn Tennis Writers’ Association would endorse the sentiment that a good working relationship tinged with affection has evolved with Britain’s number one player.

Over the years we have come to understand him better while Andy has doubtless gained more of an appreciation of how our job works – so things have improved to the point that I doubt I was the only one among us supressing some slightly unprofessional emotion when he clinched victory in New York.

Those of us privileged to travel the circuit know first hand just how much work went into the lifting of that trophy. Surely in terms of miles travelled, training hours put in and relentless discipline maintained, no British athlete in this wonderful year of sport has strived harder to achieve their dream, and he is thoroughly deserving of all that comes his way.

More at http://www.ltwa.co.uk/features/andy-murray-main-award-for-services-to-british-tennis/
December 06, 2012, 04:01 PM
By Elena

Mike Dickson on the Lawn Tennis Writers' Association award -

... I am sure that the vast majority working within the Lawn Tennis Writers’ Association would endorse the sentiment that a good working relationship tinged with affection has evolved with Britain’s number one player.

Over the years we have come to understand him better while Andy has doubtless gained more of an appreciation of how our job works – so things have improved to the point that I doubt I was the only one among us supressing some slightly unprofessional emotion when he clinched victory in New York.

Those of us privileged to travel the circuit know first hand just how much work went into the lifting of that trophy. Surely in terms of miles travelled, training hours put in and relentless discipline maintained, no British athlete in this wonderful year of sport has strived harder to achieve their dream, and he is thoroughly deserving of all that comes his way.

More at http://www.ltwa.co.uk/features/andy-murray-main-award-for-services-to-british-tennis/

Lovely words about our Andy.
December 06, 2012, 04:04 PM
By teejay1

Well done to Andy for reciving the award for Scotland's Sportsperson of the year. yay clap
December 06, 2012, 06:01 PM
By caroline

Really enjoyed the piece by Mike Dickson - even if he does write for the Mail
December 06, 2012, 06:46 PM
By Ruthie

Another day, another award. Andy won another Scottish Sports SPOTY yesterday!

Really enjoyed the piece by Mike Dickson - even if he does write for the Mail
Me too Ruthie. I think this must be the speech from the award ceremony, announcing Andy as the winner. I'd imagine the applause was loud and long.
December 07, 2012, 10:12 AM
By Elena

God, I am just soooooooo happy for him!!!!
All this is just AWESOME news...
December 08, 2012, 01:39 PM
By Sabine

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