Hi! my name is Robbie Gibson, I live in a
small village near Dunfermline in the county of Fife in SCOTLAND. I was
born in Stirling on Rabbie Burns day, the day of our national
When I left school I started work as an
apprentice cinema projectionist until I was called up in 1955 to do
National Service and trained as a signaller/gunner and served for three
years in The Royal Scots Greys .
When I left the army in 1958 I passed my PSV
with Glasgow Corporation Transport and drove buses for a couple of years,
but I always wanted to be a long distance lorry driver.
This was a job that served me well when I
was building the JBA. Firstly I was able to collect my Falcon in a 45 foot
curtain trailer. Then I was able to visit any suppliers that were on
my route. Tachograph law allows us to drive four and a half hours then you
must have a 45 minute break. The JBA factory is four and a quarter hours
from our base. Therefore I used to pop into the factory to have my break
and pick up anything I had ordered. My job now is only local driving in
Scotland. I gave up the distance about 4 years ago.
|I am married to
my wife Janet but everybody calls her Bunny.
I call her Mrs. Moneypenny.
We have two grandsons. Tony who will be
16 this year and is daft on motorbikes. Dane, who is daft on
football and is coming up for 12. He is a Celtic
Jody, our only Grandaughter will be 11 this
My main interest is cars but my mate Mike
Cushley gave me an old computer to play around with and I became addicted.
They fascinate me.
I like music Roger Miller, Roy Orbison, The
Eagles, Dr Hook, Willie Nelson, Rod Stewart, Simon & Garfunkel, John
Denver, The Fureys, Runrig and Gaberlunzie.
Favourite Films... The Bond Movies only with
Sean Connery, also "A Fistful of Dollars" "A Few Dollars More" and
"The Good the Bad and the Ugly" plus two films about Scotland "Whisky
Galore" and "Greyfriars Bobby".
Favourite Comedians..... The Two Ronnies I
thought they were brilliant and I also liked Ronnie Barker in the TV
series "Porridge" with Fulton McKay. One TV series I would like to see is
"Chancer" I've missed it, about a sports car factory and you will
never guess the cars they used . Yes the JBA Falcon renamed and
re-badged The Leopard in the film.
Favourite drink is..."Tennent's Lager" brewed in
Glasgow. Whisky "Bruichladdich" and "Bunnahabhain" from the Island of