Former Raith Rovers chairman Turnbull Hutton passes away


Raith Rovers have announced that former chairman Turnbull Hutton died last night. Hutton announced in November that he was standing down from the Fife club.

He was recently diagnosed with leukaemia and was admitted to the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh over a week ago.

A statement via the official club website, Rovers read: “Raith Rovers FC are sorry to announce that our Honorary President and former Chairman Turnbull Hutton passed away last night. Turnbull was recently diagnosed with leukaemia and had been admitted to the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh just over a week ago.

“Our thoughts are with his family, particularly his wife Margo, his son Neil and daughter Lindsey and all his many friends in football and business. He will be sorely missed. Today, we are all Turnbull Hutton.”

Scotzine interviewed Mr Hutton back in 2013 on his time in the Scottish game – he was very open and honest with us, he loved the game and Rovers. We wish to pass on our condolences to Mr Hutton’s family, friends and Rovers as a whole at this sad time.


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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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