ROBBIE GLEN is one of the UK's finest and most in demand after-dinner speakers.
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 served several prison sentences as
Governor of Castle Huntly Young Offenders Institution
Governor of Dungavel Prison
Deputy and Acting Governor of Barlinnie Prison
He had the pleasure of being Governor of Cornton Vale, which is Scotlandís 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 itís now gone metric!
Robbie is married with 2 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 has spoken at numerous Private & Corporate events including: Variety Club Dinners for Lord Attenborough, Jimmy Logan and Ally McCoist and a Lordís Tavernersí tribute Lunch for Sir Harry Secombe.
"Robbie Glen had them rolling in the aisles. This man should carry a government health warning: He is seriously funny" - The Sunday Times