In pictures: When Dunblane celebrated Murray’s first major

On the eve of the US Open, we look back at the celebrations following Andy Murray's victory in 2012.

In pictures: When Dunblane celebrated Murray’s first major Craig Williamson via SNS Group
Thousands took to the streets of Dunblane to welcome their hero home.

Andy Murray will return to the scene of his first major title when the US Open gets under way on Monday.

Murray’s glory in 2012 came just weeks after he claimed the gold medal at the London Olympics, so there was plenty to celebrate.

After travelling home from New York, the Scot was given a rousing reception from fans in Dunblane, where a golden post box was erected in his honour.

In pictures, here’s a look back at the day the town celebrated its local hero.

Andy Murray poses with his gold medal at the post box sprayed in his honour.Craig Williamson via SNS Group
Andy Murray poses with his gold medal at the post box sprayed in his honour.
Huge crowds lined the streets of Dunblane for a glimpse of their most famous son.Craig Williamson via SNS Group
Huge crowds lined the streets of Dunblane for a glimpse of their most famous son.
Murray took time out for a hit with some local youngsters.Craig Williamson via SNS Group
Murray took time out for a hit with some local youngsters.
Grandfather Roy Erskine and mother Judy Murray joined in the celebrations.
Grandfather Roy Erskine and mother Judy Murray joined in the celebrations.
Even the local dogs wanted to welcome Murray home.Craig Williamson via SNS Group
Even the local dogs wanted to welcome Murray home.