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Season's Greetings

19th Dec 2016

The Honorary Chairman. Chairman and the entire Alva Games Committee would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our sponsors, patrons, officials, competitors and supporters, whoever and wherever you may be, a very Merry Christmas and a most Happy and Healthy 2017. See you all next July.…

Mrs Margaret Lyon

13th Dec 2016

Death of the widow of the late Life President

It is with much sadness that the Committee has been informed of the passing of Margaret Lyon, the widow of our late Life President, Campbell Lyon, who left us in February of this year. The funeral will take place at Falkirk Crematorium on Monday 19th December 2016 at 10.45am. The thoughts…

Prize Bingo Tea Season 2016 - 2017

23rd Nov 2016

The final bingo tea of the year took place earlier tonight when 57 extremely brave souls braved the sub zero temperatures to join us in the heat of the Church Hall for the Christmas themed Prize Bingo Tea. Extra games and extra prizes were on offer as well as the…

Guest of Honour 2017

15th Nov 2016

Sprint Legend Bert Hutchison joins the 161st Games 

The Alva Games Committee is delighted to announce that sprint legend Bert Hutchison from Alloa has accepted our invitation to be Guest of Honour at the 2017 Games. This article is simply too short to be able to do justice to the magnificent sprinting career which Bert enjoyed both in Scotland…

Annual General Meeting 2016 - Report

6th Nov 2016

The 160th Games declared a winner

The Annual General Meeting of the Games Committee took place earlier tonight when all existing Committee members and one new party - in the form of long standing sponsor and helper Jamie Sharp - attended. The Chairman, Provost Derek Stewart, welcomed everyone to the meeting and thanked all who had…

Annual General Meeting 2016

21st Sep 2016

Sunday 6th November 2016 at 7.15pm

The Annual General Meeting of the Alva Games Committee will be held on Sunday 6th November 2016 at 7.15pm in St John Vianney Church Hall, 16 East Stirling Street, Alva to which all existing Committee members and any other persons having an interest in assisting the continuation of this great…

Dogs welcome at the Famous Alva Games

7th Jul 2016

For the avoidance of any doubt, dogs are permitted to attend the Games with their owners provided they (the dogs, not the owners!) are kept on leads at all times.  …

Shop Window Competition 2016

7th Jul 2016

The prizewinners of the 2016 Best Dressed Shop Window Contest were presented with their prizes this morning outside the premises of the winner Lynne J Stewart who was collecting the trophy for the fourth time. Runners up were former (and indeed inaugural) winners, Nicol's Opticians and third place went to the Alva Fishmongers.

Games Chairman, Provost Derek Stewart made the presentation of the Alva Games Cup, certificates and cash prizes and commented "It was great to see so much effort made by the shopkeepers who took part to reflect the theme of the contest with bright and colourful displays and with novel and intricate handicrafting for which all of the participants should be rightly proud. It is a credit to the town of Alva".

Photos of the awards ceremony are on the Gallery page. 

Going Report Latest

4th Jul 2016

Update from the Clerk of the Course

Following an inspection at 1pm today, the Official Going has been given as Good, Good to Firm in places. The grass has had two cuts with two more planned before racing takes place on Saturday morning. There remains a good covering throughout. The sprint track is in its traditional position running…

Prize Bingo Tea

22nd Jun 2016

Bumper Finale to the 2015 - 2016 Season

This post is a little bit later than normal after a Bingo Tea. More attendees, more prizes and more cash raised all meant that it took a little bit longer to clear up, but boy was it worth it. An unrivalled 70 people squeezed into the hall tonight for the…