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Episode 32. Willie Allan (PE Teacher/After Dinner Speaker)
Willie Allan was born in Edinburgh and brought up in Dunfermline in the Kingdom of Fife. He was educated at Queen Anne High School, Dunfermline and the Scottish School of Physical Education, Glasgow.
He has been a P.E. teacher since 1984 and is presently Principal Teacher of Physical Education at Buckhaven High School in Fife.
A keen sportsman, Willie spent 13 seasons as a non-tackling stand off with Dunfermline Rugby Club. He has also represented The North and Midlands. Willie was forced to give up the game due to a serious knee injury but has concentrated his efforts on coaching. He has re-established rugby at Buckhaven High School with the formation of the Buckhaven Sharks.
A committed but totally useless golfer, he is a member of Lundin and Dunfermline (Pitfirrane) Golf Clubs.
Willie Allan has been on the after dinner circuit since 1992. His ability to adapt his material to any audience has led to many bookings the length and breadth of the United Kingdom and further afield; particularly in the corporate market.
His main influences have been his father and grandfather both coalminers in Midlothian and Fife for over thirty years. His parents were involved in the licence trade for over fifty years. 'The Bruce Tavern' has proved to be a rich source of material.
As a school teacher in the East of Fife, Willie also obtains a considerable amount of material from the eclectic mix of pupils in his classes!
He is heavily involved with a variety of charitable causes and is an ambassador for SkillForce.
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