Roary Rover was on hand to welcome guests to the event

The Raith Trust hosted their second annual Burns’ Night at the Victoria Hotel in Kirkcaldy last Saturday.

In the capacity crowd were Rovers manager, Ray McKinnon & coaches Laurie Ellis and Grant Johnston, Scottish actor and renowned Burns reader, Tam Dean Burn (brother of the late Philip Burn, former Rovers player in the early 90’s), along with special guests from the Kirkcaldy Foodbank, Roary Club parents and a whole host of Rovers fans, Burns fans and other weel kent faces.

The guests were treated to Rovers fan Derek Purvis performing the Address to The Haggis, The Selkirk Grace from Trust Chairman Alan Russell and the Haggis being piped in by none other than Roary Rover.

Rovers supporter and Burns aficionado Derek Purvis performed the Address to The Haggis with gusto

A fine Burns supper was had followed by a superb Immortal Memory from Tam Dean Burn followed up by a bumper raffle and auction from Trust Board members Steve Wallace & Steven Lawther. In between all of that Niall Russell interviewed both Ray McKinnon and Laurie Ellis about their time at the Rovers and their earlier careers.

A braw nicht was had by all and a 4 figure sum was raised for the Raith Trust funds which as ever will be invested back into Raith Rovers Football Club.

Plans are already afoot for next year’s event – don’t miss it!

Trust Chairman Alan Russell delivered The Selkirk Grace


Tam Dean Burn delivered the Immortal Memory in fine style
Rovers gaffer Ray McKinnon and coach Laurie Ellis took part in a Q&A session at the start and end of the evening

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