A YOUNG Wee County gymnast will represent Scotland next month as the first from his centre to do so.

Ramsay Milloy, who trains at Stenhousemuir Gymnastics Club, has been selected to represent Scotland as part of the Level One Club Development Grades Team at the National Grades Finals in November.

The nine-year-old, who attends Fishcross PS, has been involved with gymnastics since the age of three and has huge ambitions for his career.

Ronnie Moffat, Ramsay’s grandfather, says the Alloa boy is a “wee superstar”.

He said: “He started at the Wasp Centre and then he was spotted as young kid and moved to Alva.

“It was mostly girls there and he was winning all the competitions that were going for boys – it was at one of the competitions that a judge recommended he go to Stenhousemuir.

“He’s just a natural talent but he’s a very good trainer. He trains 19 hours a week; he’d sleep in the gym if you’d let him.”

Those 19 hours a week are made up of four weeknight sessions as well as a Saturday afternoon session.

A few weeks ago Ramsay attended the Scotland trials and qualified for the competition next month.

Now, Ramsay is preparing for the UK championships in Birmingham next month where he will compete against some of the best gymnasts across the UK, including boys two or three years his senior.

“He loves competitions,” Ronnie continued. “Absolutely loves them, any day of the week he’d have a competition.

“He’s a special wee boy.”

Ramsay is the first gymnast from the Carron Gymnastics Centre to be chosen to represent Scotland and will travel down to the finals with his coach Stephen Wilson, who is also a gymnastics coach at Falkirk Community Trust.

The youngster also has huge ambitions for his future and has plenty of competitions in his sights.

“He wants to win the Olympics,” Ronnie continued. “If you ask him what order he wants to do it in, he wants to win the Scottish, the British, the European, the Commonwealth, the Olympics and then the World Championships.

“Even if he gets beat, he takes from it, he learns, he sees where he went wrong.

“We’re bursting with pride, we couldn’t be any prouder.”