Fife-based football team Raith Rovers have renamed their north stand after concluding a unique sponsorship deal with best-selling crime writer Val McDermid.
The enclosure at the club, which counts Prime Minister Gordon Brown as a lifelong fan, will now be known as the McDermid Stand, with the author backing the club where her father, Jim, was a scout and signed the legendary Jim Baxter and Ian Porterfield.
McDermid said: "I'm delighted to mark the Rovers' promotion to the First Division with this sponsorship deal.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
A (probable) first as reported by Iain Collin in The Scotsman: