DAFC News article 12th April 2009
On Saturday 11th April St Johnstone may well be the visitors to East End Park but the Skids “The Saints are Coming” is likely to be played not for them but in memory of Stuart Adamson, the late member of that local band.
Stuart was a great fan of Dunfermline Athletic and with his rise to success as leader of the band Big Country possibly one of the most famous supporters. At the instigation of Jim Leishman pupils from local secondary schools have painted a mural in his memory that will be mounted in the North West Stand at East End Park.
Stuart died on 16th December 2001 and now the mural that has been created by the art… Continue reading
Published: Thursday, 9th April, 2009 12:30 from http://www.dunfermlinepress.com
A MURAL celebrating the achievements of late singer Stuart Adamson will be unveiled at his beloved East End Park on Saturday, which would have been his 51st birthday.
The colourful work, capturing the life and loves of Stuart, has been created by art students from the city’s high schools.
The Skids and Big Country star was a fervent Pars fan and liked nothing better than to spend Saturday afternoons on the terracing cheering on the team.
In fact, he enjoyed the East End banter so much that he turned down the chance to become a club director much preferring to be remain beside the fans he had known for years.
In the years since his death in… Continue reading
Dunfermline Press article originally posted on 29th January 2009
by Gary Fitzpatrick
BIG COUNTRY singer and Pars fan Stuart Adamson is set to be honoured with a mural tribute at his beloved East End Park.
His face will look down on the pitch alongside some of the biggest names in the club”s history.
The tragic star, who died at the age of 43 in 2001, was a regular at Dunfermline matches and fans of his music felt East End would be the best place to remember him.
It is planned that his image will be painted on the wall at the back of the North Enclosure alongside Pars legends such as Jock Stein, Jim Leishman, Norrie McCathie, Bert Paton and Istvan Kozma.
As well as… Continue reading