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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…

Annual General Meeting 2014

22nd Aug 2014

The Annual General Meeting of the Alva Games Committee took place tonight in St John Vianney Church Hall, East Stirling Street, Alva. All of the existing Committee members were in attendance. The Chairman welcomed all and thanked everyone, Committee or otherwise, who had contributed to the continuing success of the…

2014 Games Report by Shane Fenton, Markinch

13th Jul 2014

RAIN FAILS TO DAMPEN SPIRITS AT ALVAShane Fenton reports from the Johnstone Park.Christopher Kelly Edinburgh AC stormed to victory in the Open 90 metres handicap at the Famous Alva Games on Saturday. Running at his first ever Highland Games Kelly won his heat from the 8…