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Kirkcaldy Crime Writer Set For Rovers’ Burns Supper

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Local crime writer Val McDermid will be the star attraction at the first ever Raith Rover’s Burns Supper in January. The event which is being organised by the Raith Supporters Trust will be held on Saturday 24th January in the Beveridge Park Hotel in Kirkcaldy. Val will be joining Raith Rovers fans an a number of other special guests at the event which is guaranteed to be an entertaining evening.

Supporters Trust Chairman Alan Russell said “We are really looking forward to the Burns Supper and are delighted that Val has agreed to be our guest of honour. We are hoping to have a few other well known Rover’s faces along and there will be some great prizes in our raffle and some special Rovers’ memorabillia up for auction. It should be a great night.” The evening will include a traditional three course Burns supper and tickets are priced at a very reasonable £25 per person or £200 for a table of ten. There will also be a £5 discount on tickets for all Raith Supporters Trust members. Tickets are available online from, and fans will also be able to snap up tickets from the Trust Table in the South Stand at the Hibernian game on Saturday.

Val McDermid Joins The Trust

Monday, October 4th, 2010

Renowned crime writer and lifelong Rovers supporter Val McDermid took a few moments on Saturday afternoon to visit the new-look Trust information point in the South Stand, and became our newest member.

Val is currently promoting her latest book “Trick Of The Dark” and was very busy on Saturday – as well as visiting us she unveiled an advertising board to promote her new book.

Trust membership is now back above 200 as membership renewals continue to come in. If you haven’t renewed already please do so… and if you’re not a member already why not sign up online or at our next home match?

Raith Trust Praised in Parliament

Sunday, March 2nd, 2008

A recent members’ debate in the Scottish Parliament has praised the work of the Raith Trust and the other supporters’ trusts across Scotland.

The debate, held on Wednesday 20 February, discussed the motion from local MSP, Marilyn Livingstone:

That the Parliament welcomes the work of Supporters Direct in Scotland; recognises its contribution to Scottish football and believes that supporters’ trusts provide the best mechanism for involving communities in their football clubs and that the Raith Trust in the Kirkcaldy parliamentary constituency is an excellent example of where supporters’ trusts promote community empowerment and strengthen local football teams, and believes that they should continue to be supported.

The motion received cross-party support and speakers of the four main parties in the Parliament took the opportunity to praise the hard work of supporters right across Scotland.

Link to Official Scottish Parliament Transcript

Brown praises Raith training move

Sunday, March 2nd, 2008

Prime Minister Gordon Brown has praised the role of his favourite football club in helping youngsters acquire skills for employment.

BBC NEWS | Scotland | Brown praises Raith training move

Profile of the club’s most famous supporter

Wednesday, August 1st, 2007

Grey, gritty and pious – the town of big names that shaped a little boy called Brown – Times Online

Political Football

Monday, June 25th, 2007

Raith Trust chairman quoted in yesterday’s Sunday Herald…

Political Football (from Sunday Herald)

My Edinburgh: Ian Rankin

Saturday, October 7th, 2006

A brief mention, but they all count! News – Ian Rankin & Rebus – My Edinburgh: Ian Rankin

We Saved Raith!

Sunday, January 15th, 2006

Sunday Mirror: We Saved Raith

MP Backs Campaign

Thursday, August 11th, 2005

Local MP Gordon Brown has given the “Reclaim the Rovers” campaign a massive boost on the biggest weekend of the campaign to date. Mr Brown attended the Sunday Funday event in Kirkcaldy Town Centre with his family and explained why he is backing the community’s bid to secure the future of the club. (more…)