Sunday, September 16, 2012

In photos : Scotland reclaims Andy Murray

Apologies for the shameless 'politicisation of sport' title, but as the saying goes, what goes around comes around.  So Andy Murray is "British not Scottish for life" is he, Mr John Crace of the Guardian?  Well, the man himself seems to disagree -

'You made me very proud to be Scottish today'

- and so do the vast majority of the thousands who lined the streets of Dunblane this afternoon, as you'll see from the photos below.  As usual, your roving Scot Goes Pop photographer was on the spot for the big moment, once again scaling heights of distance, blurriness and general mediocrity that the mainstream media can only dream of.  Oh, and Brit Nat zealots of a nervous disposition may want to look away now...

(Click on any photo to enlarge)


  1. I can hear the gnashing of the teech at PB.

  2. Now it could be the distance from which the photographs were taken, or it could be their general bluriness, for which your staff photographer has rightly become world famous. It could even be the typical Scottish early autumn weather (Keats would have had a job, had he been McKeats, to write about the "close bosom friend of the retiring sun" ... "whit bluddie sun?" they would have said...) but I'll be buggered if I can see one single union flag.

    Oh dear.

    What a pity.

    Bravo, once again, for having a man on the spot. I can't get Munguin stirred to go to the bottom of the road and take photographs of Olympic Flame, supposedly the highlight of the Dundee social calendar!

  3. Seriously... thanks for getting these (in the rain too).

    And they're not blurry, well not TOO blurry anyway.


  4. Is that no a Britbrolly in picture 8?

    Still, the poor wee nyaff is walking in a different direction from everyone else. I wonder what was said?

  5. These fities is pash!
    Ah cannae see Kate's boobs in ony o' them!

  6. Them 'fities' is 'foties'.