Willie Allan, After Dinner Speaker, Motivational speaker, Event host and auctioneer. Willie is one of the most brilliant speakers on the circuit today.
Willie has been on the after dinner circuit since 1992 performing at venues ranging from local miners’ welfare clubs to the top hotels throughout the UK alongside speakers such as Sir Alex Ferguson, Ian St John, Frank Worthington, Jim Watt etc Russ Abbott , Jasper Carrott, Stan Boardman and Gerry Stevens.
Undoubtedly the best after dinner speaker in Scotland!
“Few other speakers could match your delivery, or indeed content, and the whole assembly were enthralled and overwhelmed with your hilarious stories. Some laughed so heartily they were left gasping for breath.
The Energy Council London
“Your ability to tailor your material to the needs of the audience was excellent; we will certainly use your services again”
“I am always impressed by Willie and although I have heard him several times he constantly updates his material; his passion shines through!
Willie was booked for our Variety Golfing Society Cel- Am at Fairmont St Andrews. Due to a timing issue , Willie was asked to speak last! No tall order as the audience included Sir Stephen Redgrave, Gerry Stevens, Henry Cooper, Tim Brooke -Taylor , Mike Gatting, Russ Abbott, Jasper Carrott, Stan Boardman and Johhny More. After some outstanding and hilarious performances from some of the stars present Willie stood up and delivered a brilliantly funny 20 minutes. He walked off to a standing ovation!
Variety Club -Scotland
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.
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 coal miners 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.