Murray 'will try' to join Games stars

US Open champ Andy Murray will pull out all the stops to attend Glasgow's Olympic parade on Friday.

Loading Comments
Andy Murray had a packed schedule of appearances in New York after his historic win
Andy Murray had a packed schedule of appearances in New York after his historic win

If he makes it he will join stars such as Sir Chris Hoy, Katherine Grainger, Glasgow-born Michael Jamieson, and Neil Fachie in a procession from Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, through the city centre to George Square.

Murray won a gold medal at the London Olympics just a few weeks ago.

After his victory in New York on Monday night he said: "It's a shame I missed the parade in London. I would like to try to go back for the one in Glasgow. It would be nice.

"I'd like to go home to see my family and just be around them. I obviously haven't got to see them that much and they've always supported me.

"I will make time to go back to see them but I don't know whether it will be this weekend or not.

"But I would also like to get a few days to myself just to take everything in and just be normal for a few days before doing any of that.

Asked if he was prepared for the reception when he got home, Murray said: "I don't know if you can necessarily prepare for it.

"I think being around the Olympics and seeing how the nation came together, everyone was just right and it was a nice thing to be involved in."


Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on Evening Times on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis. If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.


Have you got a story?

Contact the news desk on 0141 302 6520 or email
Games news:

Putting the world to rights

Gail's Gab

MPs salaries and Andy Murray, watch yerself in Miami.

Times Out



Cat’s Eyes on Glasgow

Cat’s Eyes on Glasgow

Cat Cubie’s job is to find and share with you the fabulous things the city has to offer, from gigs to gastro.

Janice Bell

Janice Bell

You Couldn't Make This Up

Revenge, a dish best served up all chewy.

Michelle McManus

Michelle McManus

Columnist Michelle McManus is Sussed in the City, and loves to chat about anything and everything.