Raith Hall of Fame: Oh what a show!

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Our 2014 Hall of Fame night has been hailed an outstanding success.

The live show, organised by the Fife Free Press, ACA Sports, MacGregor Solicitors and the Former Players Association, earned rave reviews from a full house at the Adam Smith Theatre on Monday night.

On stage at the Raith Hall of Fame 2013

On stage at the Raith Hall of Fame 2013

Nine Raith Rovers legends were inducted on a stage filled with VIP guests and club greats.

Top billing went to Alex James, the Arsenal star whose career began with Rovers in 1922 before he went south to make his name.

He was inducted by Liam Brady, another Arsenal legend and now an ambassador for the Premiership giants.

Special guests included Graeme Souness, former Scotland managers Craig Levein and Craig Brown, Gordon Brown MP, Jim Leishman, Provost of Fife, ex-internationalists and Willie Henderson and Jim McCalliog,

They were joined by a plethora of Rovers names from across the generations, and enjoyed a night of oustanding fotball chat as host Bill Leckie chatted to both Souness and Brady on stage.

There was also the screening of a specially commissioned film re-telling the creation of the club, and an exclusive video recorded by Arsenal legend Bob Wilson who toasted the historic links between the club and the Kingdom.

Allan Crow, editor of the Press, said: ‘‘The feedback from the night has been fantastic.

‘‘We’ve all had many texts and tweets of congratulation - everyone really enjoyed the occasion.’’

The stage featured many historic touches from old match day posters to strips and scarves, lifesize cut outs of Willie McNaught and Alex James, and the Wemyss Trophy - one of the club’s oldest pieces of silverware.

The final amount raised for Raith Rovers will be announced in due course, and a special presentation made at Stark’s Park.