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Best Dressed Shop Window Contest 2012

11th Jul 2012

Fifteen local traders participated in this seventh edition of the annual contest which was judged yesterday morning. The theme for 2012 was "A Day to Remember" and that gave a huge scope to the imaginative and creative among the town's shop keepers. The winners - and not for the first…

Arena Conditions 2012

4th Jul 2012

We are only too well aware that the weather this year has been pretty dreadful and already there have been several cancellations of highland games meetings. We are keeping a very watchful eye on the weather forecasts as well as on the ground conditions themselves. Regular inspections of the arena…

Vendargues Visitors to attend the Games

25th May 2012

The Games Committee is delighted to announce that a group of youngsters from our twinning area of Vendargues in southern France will be in attendance at the 156th Games in July. The group of 15 will be guests of the games committee along with heir adult mentors and a special Scotland/France…

Sports Council continues with Games Sponsorship

1st May 2012

The Games Committee is delighted to report that Clackmannanshire Sports Council has agreed to continue with its support of the Youths running events at the annual showpiece in July. CSC has been supporting the Youths 800 metres footrace for a number of years and some superb and close finishes have…

Best Dressed Shop Window Competition 2012

13th Mar 2012

After careful consideration by both the Games Committee and the Community Council, the theme for the 2012 contest has been announced. "A Day to Remember" is this year's motto. The difficulty for this year was in selecting a theme from the vast array of choices available. In a slight change…

Prize Bingo Tea - Season 2011 - 2012

16th Aug 2011

A bumper crowd of well over 50 packed the Hall last night for the final bingo tea of the season. Over £300 was raised towards the costs of running the games smashing last year's total by almost £200 and giving the best ever total raised during any one season. Thanks…

Annual General Meeting 2011

16th Aug 2011

The Annual General Meeting of the Alva Games Committee was held on on Sunday 30th October 2011 at 7.15pm in St John Vianney Church Hall, East Stirling Street, Alva. All existing committee members and office bearers were re-elected. The 2011 Games had been extremely fortunate with the weather on the day during…

Games Report 2011 by Shane Fenton

12th Jul 2011

POLISH POWER AT RAIN FREE ALVA writes Shane Fenton. It was Poland against Scotland in the heavy events at the 155th Alva Games in the town's Johnstone Park on Saturday with the Polish triumvirate of Dominic Zielinski and brothers Lukasz and Sebastien Wenta doing battle with Scottish duo Neil Elliott…

Guest of Honour 2011

2nd Feb 2011

The Games Committee is delighted to announce that John (Jock) Marshall of Balquharn has accepted our invitation to be the Guest of Honour at this year's games. An Alva man and proud of it, Jock was thrilled to receive the invitation and for the honour of being asked. He will…

Best Dressed Shop Window Competition 2011

31st Jan 2011

The competition was judged this morning by the usual panel of judges, Margaret Malcolm, Chair and Doreen Harvey, Treasurer of the Alva Community Council, Provost Derek Stewart, Chair and Craig Dunbar, Secretary of the Games Committee. 18 shops had entered the fray. The theme was “The Hills are alive...”. In…