Daily Record - - NEWS - ROSS JEN­NINGS

ROSS set him­self a chal­lenge of be­com­ing the first per­son to play the bag­pipes in ev­ery coun­try in the world.

So far, he has played his pipes – proudly dressed in his kilt – in 60 coun­tries on his list of 196 sov­er­eign na­tions.

Ross says he is in no rush to tick off the re­main­ing 136 coun­tries and is en­joy­ing ev­ery sec­ond of “spread­ing a lit­tle Celtic cul­ture across the world”.

The 27-year-old said: “I went to an ad­ven­ture travel show and it in­spired me to get out there and do some­thing dif­fer­ent.

“Mu­sic is a great way to get peo­ple smil­ing, so I de­cided I’d take my bag­pipes and do some­thing that hadn’t been done be­fore – play my pipes in ev­ery coun­try in the world.”

For­mer Ed­in­burgh Univer­sity stu­dent Ross, who grew up in China, started his chal­lenge in Tu­nisia in 2014. Since then, he’s played in places rang­ing from Abu Dhabi and Zanz­ibar to Latvia and Uganda.

He has played in the shadow of Paris’s Eif­fel Tower, in front of Rome’s Trevi Foun­tain and close to Barcelona‘s Sagrada Fa­milia.

His trav­els have also taken him to the rooftops of Jerusalem, a wa­ter­fall in the foothills of Mount Kil­i­man­jaro and Cape Town’s

Ta­ble Moun­tain.

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