Bert Thomson is an After Dinner Speaker and former Wag of the Year winner. After a brilliant performance, Bert was described by the members of Stirling Golf club as a breath of fresh air and the funniest speaker they had ever booked. Bert is a retired police inspector, a gifted speaker and enjoys travelling all over Scotland to all types of events. He was always keen on sports, and he has played football and squash, pulling on the dark blue jersey when playing with the Scottish and British police. He still does hill and distance walking and has completed the West Highland Way over 20 times. After 30 years of service in the police, Bert retired in 1993 as a police Chief Inspector. He then went on to work as a security manager with Scottish Nuclear and British Nuclear Fuels Limited, retiring in 2008, after receiving 'glowing' reports. Bert is a Glaswegian who lives a stone throw away from where the Vikings were given a severe lesson and did a ''runner'' from Largs in 1263. In 2010 Bert won the prestigious Epilepsy Scotland Edinburgh Wags 7th Annual dinner. Chaired by well- known Scottish actress Joyce Falconer, Bert was on stage along with speakers Patrick Duffy, Isobel Rutter and Steven Dick. The well established black tie event saw over twenty- six thousand pounds raised during the evening.