It is with regret that we have to report the death of former Raith Rovers Chairman Peter Campsie.
Mr Campsie was secretary of the club before taking over as Chairman, and it was during his chairmanship in the late 1980s and early 1990s that Rovers ‘glory years’ began. First, with Frank Connor laying the foundations, then the appointment of Jimmy Nicholl as manager, which ultimately led to Rovers’ first ever promotion to the Premier League in season 1992/93. Following which, he was presented with a crystal decanter by Raith Rovers Supporters’ Club chairman Brian Fairful to mark the club’s achievements and, prior to the Rovers first ever Premier League match against St Johnstone, and before the unfurling of the First Division league championship flag, Kirkcaldy Provost Robert King presented Peter with a plaque bearing the Kirkcaldy town crest in recognition of Rovers’ promotion to the top flight.
Always willing to talk to anyone about anything to do with Raith Rovers, Peter Campsie always made himself available to fans and could be found most days of the week sitting in the boardroom at Stark’s Park with the door wide open, with his customary cup of tea and a plate of biscuits, always ready to welcome and chat to any visitors to the office, which at that time was situated in the main building opposite the boardroom, the room now occupied by current manager John McGlynn.