The tribute evening to Jim Baxter, one of Scotland’s greatest ever players, has been moved until later on the year, with other legends set to join him in the Raith Rovers’ Hall of Fame. The gala evening to be held at the Adam Smith Theatre was originally to be held on May 21. However, the committee came to the decision to change the date as it intends to make sure that it’s a night to remember.
Committee member Alistair Cameron said, “Due to circumstances beyond our control, we decided to postpone the event until 12th November.
The reasons that we came to this difficult decision are two-fold. We want to put on a first-rate show with the biggest names possible. A number of the personalities who had hoped to take part just weren’t able to confirm they could attend on the evening. I must stress that they all wanted to be involved and still do. We were well into three figures with the ticket sales, most of the VIP tickets have been sold also and we expected quite a few to turn up on the night. However the feedback that we have received has indicated that people would like to see more Rovers’ legends being inducted in to the Hall of Fame, alongside Jim Baxter. We’ve taken this on board and what we intend to do through the Fife Free Press and the Raith Rovers’ website is to invite people to nominate two more Rovers names of the past to go into the Hall of Fame. Details on how to do this will be announced shortly. On behalf of the committee, I would like to apologise to those who have bought tickets, and those who had intended to come along, for any inconvenience. We think it is the best decision at this time. The most important thing is to put on a great show that everyone is pleased with. It will go ahead and it will still be at the Adam Smith Theatre. Tickets for the original date will still be valid. However, should anyone want a refund then they can get one.”