The "Dame Flora MacLeod of MacLeod Trophy for Open Piobaireachd" is presented to the best Open Piper in Piobaireachd at the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games at Grandfather Mountain, North Carolina. The Trophy has been given out at the Games since 1969.

Clans Person of the Year:

Clans Person of the Year is the most prestigious award given by the Clan MacLeod USA. This award goes to the Clan MacLeod USA member that has contributed greatly to the goals of the Clan. The award has existed since 1966, with only about
40 recipients, among the thousands of USA members. It is a privilege to honor the recipients of the “Clans Person of the Year” in the following page.

The recipient is selected yearly, through recommendations of the Clan Council and Past Presidents. Franklin Wyatt, as awards chairman polls the Council to select the recipient of "The Clans Person of the Year."

2022 Dame Flora MacLeod Piping Trophy Winner:

2022 Clans Persons of the Year Robert and Sandy McLeod

RVP, and Clan Awards Chairman, Franklin Wyatt presenting the 2022 winner of the Dame Flora MacLeod Piping Trophy to Ben McClamrock

Robert and Sandra MacLeod were awarded the Clans Person of the Year medal for their outstanding service to CMUSA in the roles of RVP Coordinator and National Secretary. They served with enthusiasm and greatest loyalty to the society. Over their years of service, they consistently attended meetings both in the USA and in Scotland. They were both involved in preparing guidance through Standard Operating Procedures, help in organizing AGMs, and myriad other tasks not assigned such as ensuring that CMUSA was represented in Scottish festivals in New England as well as in the Carolinas.

Both Sandra (Sandy) and Robert (Bob) well deserved this recognition of their support to CMUSA.

Dame Flora MacLeod Piping Trophy for the Open Piobaireachd: