A MAN has donated a Scottish dancing trophy named after his father to a museum.

To celebrate his 88th birthday, long-time Steyning resident Colin Gray presented the George Gray Rose Bowl to Steyning Museum.

Museum chairwoman Muriel Wright said she was delighted to accept the trophy, which is just in time for Burns Night on Tuesday.

It was named after Colin’s father who lived in Dacre Gardens, Upper Beeding.

He was the founder of the Steyning Reel Club, which met weekly at the Steyning Railway Hotel.

According to Colin, Scottish dancing became so popular in the 1950s that members often put on outdoor demonstrations in Brighton and other venues.

The George Gray Rose Bowl will be a focal point in Steyning Museum’s new display, which will be open to visitors until the end of May 2022.