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Lottery Boost for 150th Alva Gamesadd news

8th Jun 2015

The 150th Celebration of the Famous Alva Games and the Civic week preceding it received a timely boost today when it was announced today that Heritage Lottery funding to the tune of £34,000 had been awarded. This funding will secure the full programme of events which will be held throughout the…

Trade Stands 2016Trade Stands

8th Jun 2015

Applications for trade stand space for the 160th Games on Saturday 9th July 2016 are now being taken. Please send your details by email to Lorraine Douglas on lorr1912@sky.com  and she will send you all of the necessary paperwork for completion. Please note that we have all of our onfield catering…

Increased Prize Funds for Hill Races 2015

1st Jun 2015

The Games Committee is delighted to announce that it has introduced separate and identical prize funds in all four Hill races to be run this year. The first six runners, male and female in the age restricted races and the first ten, men and women in the Championship race will…

Guest of Honour 2015

15th Mar 2015

The Games Committee is delighted to announce that the Guest of Honour for 2015 will be Alex Webster from Forfar who will be joined on the day, as always, by his good lady, Ethel. Alex had been the judge of our heavyweight contests for over 20 years until he announced…

Alva in Adelaide

15th Feb 2015

Long term sponsor of our heavy events, Gordon Whitelaw, has recently begun a visit to his daughter and son in law (and his new born grandson)in Adelaide. They took in the nearby Mount Barker Highland Gathering on a blisteringly hot day (39C!)resplendent in the now internationally acclaimed Alva 2014 polo…

Bingo Tea Season 2014 - 2015

9th Feb 2015

The last prize bingo of the season yesterday was one to remember and for all the right reasons. A crowd of just under 60 packed the hall on a pretty dreich night - some of whom had only just made it back from a day trip to Carlisle - to…

Showmen's Guild 125th Anniversary Lunch

22nd Nov 2014

The Annual Luncheon of the Scottish Section of the Showmen’s Guild of Great Britain was held yesterday in the Banqueting Hall of Glasgow City Chambers to mark the 125th Anniversary of the national Guild. Guests including many MSPs, councillors and members of local fairs and Games Committees were welcomed by…