Articles

Bingo Night a Huge Success

22nd Sep 2021

We were delighted to welcome back fifty loyal supporters on a typically dreich September evening to the first of our prize bingo tea evenings. A wide selection of prizes was on offer and the Special Raffle even had a spanking new toaster which went the way of Andrena Hutchison who was…

Bingo is Back!

29th Aug 2021

The Games Committee is delighted to be able to announce that, after a gap of over 18 months, we intend to resume the highly popular monthly Prize Bingo Teas in the Cochrane Hall on Wednesday 22nd September 2021 with the usual start time of 7.30pm. Although there will inevitably be some changes…

Games Day 2021

10th Jul 2021

Opening Ceremony held in spite of the Cancellation of the Games 

For the second successive year, the Games Committee held the Opening Ceremony for the Games in the arena even although the Games themselves had fallen victim again to the Covid restrictions. At least this year the public could come along and spectate and a healthy number chose to do so.…

Best Dressed Shop Window Competition 2021

10th May 2021

Although there are no Games (again) this year, that does not mean that they should not continue to play their traditional role in the life of the Burgh. We hope to hold our Annual Quiz again on 6th July – although whether that will be in person or by Zoom has…

2021 Games Cancelled

28th Mar 2021

The Famous Alva Games 2021 – Cancelled The Committee of the Famous Alva Games met by Zoom on Sunday 28th March to decide if the 164th Games, re-arranged from last year, could be held on Saturday 10th July. Sadly, for the second time in two years, the decision has been taken…

2021 Games - a further update

13th Mar 2021

Not entirely surprisingly, given the number of cancellations that have already been announced for the 2021 season, we have been receiving a number in inquiries about the re-arranged 164th Famous Alva Games, due to be held on Saturday 10th July. Put short, no decision has yet been made, but the Committee…

Craig Hardie - an appreciation

3rd Feb 2021

This is one task for which I have been getting all too much practice recently. We have just heard the really sad news that cyclist Craig Hardie of Dalgety Bay has died earlier today in hospital in Kirkcaldy. He first appeared on the Johnstone Park in the mid 2000s and his…

Pauline Dean

28th Jan 2021

We have just been informed, with regret, that Pauline Dean of Grassington, North Yorkshire, passed away on Wednesday. She and her husband, Peter, were our joint Guests of Honour in 2005 having been for years stalwarts of BOFRA, the body which organises the Hill Races we hold on Games Day. They…

Shaw Murray

4th Jan 2021

It is with a sense of utter shock and huge sadness that we have just learned of the sudden and unexpected passing on 29th December 2020 of Shaw Murray of Alva, son of the legendary Willie Murray who was our Guest of Honour in 2007. Shaw was an Alva man through…

Ian Anderson

24th Dec 2020

We have just been informed, with much sadness, of the passing of Ian Anderson of Alva, the Guest of Honour at the 160th Games in 2016. A hugely respected figure in the town, he will be missed not only by his widow Betty, son Ian and wider family but by…