Jim Leishman Jim Leishman was born in Lochgelly in Fife and signed as a schoolboy for Dunfermline in 1968. Jim is currently Director of Football at Dunfermline FC. He has been a successful manager with a number of clubs including Inverness Thistle and most recently Livingston FC. He frequently appears on television and is sought after as both a TV and radio pundit.  Jim has not only played in a Scottish cup final at Hampden but has also taken a team there as a manager. He is one of the most popular speakers on the after dinner speaking circuit in Scotland and his reputation as poet (Fifes Poet Laureate), wit and raconteur has kept him busy throughout the year not just in the football season. He is happy to host an evening or guest as the main speaker and he blends great sports stories with hilarious jokes and poems. He recently hosted the Scottish Wit of Wits Dinner 2004 in Edinburgh. Always looking for challenges, Jim is now gaining an enviable reputation in the corporate market with his motivational and team building programme Exceeding Expectations. Jim is an avid reader and still finds time to enjoy a game of golf. Jim Leishman has spoken at dinners alongside George McNeil, Willie Young, John Gahagan, Chick Young and Andy Cameron to name but a few. Jim was awarded an MBE in the Queen's 2007 Birthday Honours list Jimmy Stirling Jimmy Stirling is not simply a comedian who tells a series of pre-rehearsed gags, he is a very funny man who interacts with his audience to consistently deliver a unique and highly entertaining performance time after time. A self-styled entertainer, Jimmy has developed and perfected his own style of comedy which is clever enough not to offend and skilfully crafted to grab the attention of even the liveliest audience. Jimmy's life was destined to be in the entertainment industry. Jimmy was born in a circus and at sixteen years of age ran away to work in a factory. His mother was the bearded lady and his father was the India rubber man. Before Jimmy was born they were asked if they wanted a boy or a girl. They replied, "We don't care as long as it fits in the cannon." His uncle was a trapeze artist and incontinent, he was unlucky, but not as unlucky as his audience. Jimmy finally left the circus when his grandfather (a circus clown) died. He was greatly moved at the funeral when all the other clowns turned up in the same car. He felt pangs of guilt about leaving as he was the only one who could get the tent in the bag. Ten years ago, Jimmy and his three brothers bought their local pub. He says "We have had many a good night in that pub, but unfortunately last year, we were forced to open it to the public." Saturday 9th June 2012 at 7.30pm  Guest Speakers Jim Leishman and Jimmy Stirling Tickets £30 - See Neil Gordon or John Fraser Website designed and maintained by Jim Dick Penicuik Athletic on Facebook Penicuik Athletic on Twitter Follow us on Facebook & Twitter