Andy Murray 'honoured' to receive Freedom of Stirling

Wimbledon champion Andy Murray said he felt honoured to receive the Freedom of Stirling and an honorary degree from the university where he trained as a boy.

Murray was awarded the Freedom of Stirling - the greatest civic honour the local authority can give - during a special council meeting at his old school Dunblane High this morning.

Wimbledon champion Andy Murray smiles widely as he holds the Freedom of Stirling. Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

The reigning Olympic champion said the honours were "a bit different but mean just as much".

"Every time I come back here the support has been overwhelming," he said. "It's just always nice to come back and see the support and meet friends and family in Dunblane. I miss home."