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Best Dressed Shop Window Competition 2013

9th Jul 2013

The annual shop window contest was judged earlier today. Judges Cllr Derek Stewart, Chair and Craig Dunbar, Secretary of the Games committee were joined by Margaret Malcolm and Doreen Harvey – the same judging team since the inception of the contest in 2006 - and marked the 14 shops which…

Changes to Car Parking for 2013

2nd Jul 2013

For all competitors and visitors to this year's Games, please note that Public car parking will be on the old Alva Academy Site to the east of Queen Street. Only officials and other invited guests will have access to the traditional car park in Cochrane Park and that will be…

Sports Council's Support Continues

11th Apr 2013

Our good friends in the Clackmannanshire Sports Council have once again continued with their support of the Games with a financial injection into the Youths' 800 metres footrace. Not just this, as a special gesture for this year, they have made a most generous additional award which came as a…

Prize Bingo Teas - Season 2012 - 2013

29th Nov 2012

The final bingo tea evening of 2013 season took place tonight in St John Vianney Church Hall. 60 prize seekers filled the Hall to  capacity for a great night's entertainment. The assembled crowd were treated to extra games and of course the traditional summer strawberry tarts. Games Secretary Craig Dunbar thanked all for…

Guest of Honour 2013

8th Nov 2012

At the recent AGM, the committee proposed that the legendary hill runner, Tom Sedgwick, be invited to be the Guest of Honour for 2013. We are delighted to report that Tom has accepted and, as he himself said, he is "chuffed to bits". So are we. From 1968 until 1980 the…

Annual General Meeting 2012

3rd Sep 2012

The Annual General Meeting of the Alva Games Committee will take place on Sunday 28th October 2012 at 7.15pm within St John Vianney Church Hall, East Stirling Street, Alva. The meeting is open to all existing committee members and to any one who has an interest in helping to maintain…

Games Report 2012

25th Jul 2012

The 156th games went ahead on Bastille Day 2012 on a weekend when other games meetings were being cancelled throughout the length and breadth of the country due to the worst summer weather in living memory. Huge amounts of hard physical work from a small bunch of hardy volunteers on…

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…