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Robbie Glen


Price Range
£2,000 - £3,000

Type of Entertainment
Speaker - After Dinner Speaker

Great For...
Corporate Events, Conferences, Award Ceremonies

Robbie Glen’s wit, timing and ability to read an audience is incredible, he is one of the finest after-dinner speakers you’re ever likely to hear. His gift for making people laugh surely qualifies him for an entry into the Guinness Book of World Records.

Sired by an Ayrshire man out of a Renfrewshire lady, Robbie was reared in Lanarkshire. He was educated at Hamilton Academy and Strathclyde University. He taught for one year in Blantyre before joining the Prison Service as an Assistant Governor in 1969.

Robbie, a Fellow of the Institute of Management, served several prison sentences as Governor of Castle Huntly Young Offenders Institution – Dungavel Prison where he was Deputy and Acting Governor – along with Barlinnie Prison, Glasgow. He had the pleasure of being Governor of Cornton Vale, which is Scotland’s only female establishment. He finally retired from the Scottish Prison Service on 4th September 1996.

William Mcllvaney based his story; The Prisoner in his book of short stories entitled The Walking Wounded on him after he visited Robbie at Dungavel.

In his youth he played junior football professionally but his career was cut short tragically at an early age due to lack of ability. He still holds the Lanarkshire Schoolboy 440 yards record, because it’s now gone metric!

Robbie is married with two daughters, the younger of whom is profoundly handicapped. Robbie developed a walking aid for her with his staff and prisoners in 1981 and it is now being used in 41 hospitals and schools in Scotland to teach handicapped children how to walk.

“Robbie Glen had them rolling in the aisles. This man should carry a government health warning he is seriously funny”  Sunday Times.

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