Articles

Annual Review - a look back on 2020

6th Dec 2020

It would perhaps be all too easy to write off 2020 as a year best forgotten and, in some ways, that may well be true. Certainly there have been no prize bingo tea evenings since February, the Best Dressed Shop Window Competition was cancelled and the 164th Famous Alva Games…

Bingo Tea Update

11th Sep 2020

It has been a long and rather different summer. With yesterday's update from the Scottish Government confirming that the route map remains at Stage 3 and, in some areas of activity is being reversed, it will be clear that we will not be in a position to commence the new season…

Games Day 2020 - something a bit different

13th Jul 2020

Saturday 10th July would have been the 164th Famous Alva Games but we all know that this was not possible. Lord-Lieutenant Johnny Stewart attended along with Games Honorary Life Chairman Ken McCaffrey, Chairman James Sharp, Treasurer John Glencross and Committee members Euan MacPherson, William Richardson and Ryan Martin to perform what we have called our Non Opening Ceremony. Special thanks to…

Alva Games 2020 - A Message from the Honorary Life Chairman

5th Jul 2020

A Message from Ken McCaffrey, Honorary Life Chairman, Alva Games Committee At this time each year, I put pen to paper to welcome our Patrons and Sponsors and competitors and spectators from near and far to our annual spectacular at the foot of the Ochil Hills. This year is going to…

Quiz Night 2020

15th May 2020

Alva Games Quiz Night The Games Committee has decided that it will not be possible to hold the annual Quiz Night due to be held in the Number 5 Inn on Tuesday 7th July. No matter what other changes there may be between now and the scheduled date, it is likely…

Jimmy Bryce - an appreciation

6th May 2020

The Games Committee was saddened to learn of the death earlier today of one of the finest runners ever to emerge from the town of Alva, Jimmy Bryce, in his 89th year. He was steeped in the culture of pedestrianism, as old fashioned pro running was known and the highlight of…

Update

15th Apr 2020

Everyone will appreciate the very difficult circumstances under which we are all living at the moment and the priority for everyone is to remain safe and well. It is important though to keep in touch and this short update is intended to do that. For very obvious reasons, there will be…

2020 Games Cancelled

23rd Mar 2020

The Famous Alva Games – Notice of Cancellation for 2020 It is with an unparalleled sense of regret that the Games Committee has taken the very difficult decision to cancel the 164th Famous Alva Games, due to be held on Saturday 11th July. After careful consideration of all of the medical advice…

Corona Virus Update

18th Mar 2020

In the light of the ever changing circumstances, would all Committee members please note that the meeting scheduled for Sunday 29th March at 7pm will not now take place. Details of how and when we will meet will be posted in due course. It is likely to be towards the…

Bingo Teas Update

16th Mar 2020

After considering all of the available medical and other advice, the unfortunate but perhaps unavoidable decision has been taken to CANCEL the prize bingo tea which was due to take place on Wednesday 25th March. The Games Committee will continue to look at the situation and will advise further in respect…