Roof Truss award hits right note for Glenn

World champion piper Glenn Ross has been named the latest recipient of the £250 Forfar Roof Truss sponsorship cheque.

Glenn’s dedication to piping and the length he goes to every week to train with the Grade One Field Marshal Montgomery Pipe Band from Lisburn, Northern Ireland, made him a worthy winner.

His passion for piping started when he was only eight years old when he received lessons from Jack Stewart of Kingsmuir. He joined The Arbroath Royal British Legion Band, moving to the Drambuie Grade 2 Pipe Band in Kirkliston, Edinburgh whilst also getting solo lessons from Ian Duncan at Saucher, near Burrelton.

Last week we reported on Glenn’s achievements over the years, which culminated with another triumph at the Cowal Gathering a week past Saturday, marking their third grand slam title having also previously won the Scottish, British, European and World championship in 2011 and 2012.

Glenn (22) was also put forward for the Angus Youth Ambassador Awards by the Strathmore Highland Games Committee and after the judging process was nominated as the Angus Youth ambassador for 2012.

In the application his father Kenny said: “Glenn travels to Glasgow once a week for practice with the pipers who live in Scotland and travels to Ireland once or twice a month for full band practice and competitions. Glenn self funds all his own travelling expenses so to win the £250 would help him greatly.”

If you feel or your organisation could benefit from £250, apply in writing to Forfar Roof Truss Company Sponsorship Project, c/o Angus County Press, 117-119 Castle Street, Forfar, DD8 3AH. Provide details, no more than 300 words, providing relevant background information on you or the organisation you represent and how the £250 could be used.