TENNIS star Andy Murray has spoken of his love for Scotland ahead of the opening of his new luxury hotel.

He said he was looking forward to the venue being a "fixture" in Scottish tourism at the start of a week of events celebrating the hospitality industry.

Murray is preparing to launch the five-star Cromlix House Hotel, close to his home town of Dunblane, Stirling, next month.

He said: "I love Scotland, especially the people, the great food, the countryside."