Talk of the Town: Murray still plaid a blinder in Oz

IT all ended in heartbreak for Andy Murray on Sunday as a third chance to snatch the Australian Open crown slipped away into the hands of arch-rival Novak Djokovic.

But as this picture proves, it wasn’t an entirely unsuccessful stint in Melbourne for the US Open champion and Olympic gold medallist.

Murray made a pre-tournament bet with ex-player and Australian TV commentator Darren Cahill – who also led Andre Agassi and Lleyton Hewitt to glory as a coach – that if the Scotsman reached the final, then Cahill would have to don a kilt in the commentary box during yesterday’s showdown.

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And it seems as if world number three Murray even picked out the tartan himself.

Boys see space for Irn-Bru

EVERYBODY knows that Red Bull gives you wings – but now a group of schoolboys is aiming to prove that Irn-Bru is out of this world.

Six Craigmount High School pupils will represent Scotland in April at a Dutch science contest, where they’ll show off a satellite inside a can using the famous blue and orange livery. However, the boys – Helmi Fraser, Ian Bowyer, Murray Headrick, Kyle Weir, Connor Stott and Ross Wilson – need sponsors. To help, e-mail [email protected].

Romantic gesture with broad strokes

VALENTINE’S Day is almost upon us so it’s time to imagine ways to satisfy your lover’s every desire.

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Castle Fine Art, in Multrees Walk, is hoping a new collection by Peter Smith – aptly named All4love – will get hearts pumping. And even though a print of his work costs £250, most men should find paying up for a picture easier than saying a thousand loving words

Welsh no twit about Filth

IRVINE Welsh was again quick to hail the film adaptation of his hit novel, Filth. When quizzed about James McAvoy as detective Bruce Robertson, he said: “The man’s absolutely amazing in Filth.” Assuming, that is, he did mean the film . . .