Screen veteran SIR Sean Connery called fellow Scot DAVID ROSS in order to wish him good luck on his 800 kilometre (500 mile) walk from Glasgow, Scotland to London - but Ross was too busy to speak to the star.

Ross, who was walking in tribute to legendary Scottish renegade WILLIAM WALLACE, was already on another call when the OSCAR-winning actor contacted him, but was thrilled to see he had left a message of support.

He says, "I was gutted. I couldn't believe I missed a call from Sir Sean.

"Then I realised that he had left a message on my phone. He wished me all the best and said he was very proud of me."