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

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US Open: 25 August - 8 September
How many Grand Slams will Murray win in his career?
1-2
3-5
6-8
9+