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Dunblane turns pink as Andy Murray and Kim Sears welcome baby daughter

Ainhoa Barcelona
Content Managing Editor
February 9, 2016
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Andy Murray's hometown of Dunblane has pulled out all the stops to celebrate the birth of the tennis player's first child, a daughter, which took place on Sunday. The cathedral town in Scotland where Andy grew up has turned pink, with shopkeepers clambering to re-decorate their front windows.

Local charity shop Sue Ryder has shown a great deal of affection for Andy and his wife Kim. The shop's main display was decked with pink balloons, banners, teddy bears and signs reading "It's a girl".

Shop volunteer Krystyna Morrison, from Dunblane, revealed that staff had been waiting for the big news, and had even prepared blue decorations in case Kim gave birth to a boy. The shop similarly displayed a wedding dress and tuxedo in its front window when Andy and Kim married last April in Dunblane.

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The local charity shop showed their affection for Andy and Kim

"I got the phone call at nine o'clock this morning to come down to the shop because Kim had had a wee girl but the display has been in the planning for two weeks at least," Krystyna told The Courier.

"We've had everything prepared – we even had it ready with blue banners if it was going to be a boy.

"We like to do something for Andy because it cheers everyone up and you always get customers coming in commenting on the window. It brings people to the town, which is a good thing.

"We've all been really delighted in here with the news and we will be looking forward to finding out what the baby's name is."

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The "Miss Murray" sausage has been dyed pink

Meanwhile, local butchers David Bennett & Son have whipped up a special "Miss Murray" sausage in honour of their local hero's baby daughter.

"When the news broke out this morning about Andy and Kim having a wee baby girl, we made the regular sausage we do when Andy is playing at Wimbledon which is strawberries and chillies, but what we did was put a wee bit of food colouring in to make them a bit pinker," butcher Connor Wilson said.

"I think they will prove popular – the Wimbledon ones always go down well. We are used to celebrating tennis here but this is a little bit different."

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Andy's mum Judy Murray shared a picture of the golden post box

The golden post box in the centre of town, which was painted gold to honour Andy's Olympic achievements, was also adorned with bright pink ribbons. Andy's proud mum Judy Murray shared a picture, captioning it: "Dunblane baby"

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