Niven Rennie is an accomplished after dinner speaker, much in demand on the Burns Supper circuit, and a  regular speaker at sports dinners, charity events and awards nights. His performances are always entertaining as he draws on his wide repertoire of humour and witty observations many of which are inspired from his thirty year career as a police officer in the West of Scotland.

Niven was born in Greenock, raised in Dunoon and Educated in Dumbarton. He now lives in Doonfoot, Ayr, a mile from Burns Cottage.

An active member and twice past President of the Ayr Fort Players amateur dramatic group, Niven has played many parts on stage including that of Basil Fawlty when the Fort Players performed ‘Fawlty Towers’ at Ayr Gaiety Theatre in 2004 and again in 2006 – the first person ever to play this famous role on stage. More recently he has directed a number of plays including ‘Noises Off’, ‘No sex Please we’re British’ and ‘Stepping Out’.

A former member of Cowal Rugby club and Strathclyde Police Rugby Club, Niven also coached at Prestwick Football Club for 10 years but has hung up his boots and is now a keen golfer as well as an avid sports follower from his armchair!