Alan Young is new Raith chairman

Alan Young - Raith Rovers. Pic: Tony Fimister
Alan Young - Raith Rovers. Pic: Tony Fimister

Raith Rovers have appointed Alan Young as the new club chairman.

Alan (61) succeeds former chairman Turnbull Hutton who retired last month.

Alan, who grew up in Burntisland and attended Kirkcaldy High School, first joined the board in 2007.

He is a retired chartered accountant but continues to look after selected clients.

“I am delighted to accept the appointment as chairman,” he said. “My first duty must be to thank Mario and Turnbull for effectively saving this club on a number of occasions.

“Looking forward, I’d ask everyone initially to give me some time to work with the CEO to improve and further develop the club.”

Mario Caira will continue as vice-chairman while the club will hold a general meeting on February 12.

“We will have a difficult initial period but we will move forward,” he added. “It is essential that we achieve a positive enthusiastic attitude in all areas of the club and it is my intention, and that of our new board, to do everything within our power to achieve that.”