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Best Dressed Shop Window Contest 2024

17th Apr 2024

18th ANNUAL BEST DRESSED WINDOW COMPETITION JUDGING – TUESDAY 9th JULY 2024 THEME – CHARIOTS OF FIRE – ALVA’S OLYMPICS The competition has gone from strength to strength since its comeback after the pandemic in 2022 and the quality of the entries has been truly outstanding. 2024 is Olympic year, again in Paris, but…

Online Entries for Track Running and Hill Races for 2024

2nd Apr 2024

We are delighted to announce that, for 2024, entries for our Athletics and Hill races may be made online. Entries for track running events will close on Saturday 6th July after which NO entries for track events will be taken. Although entries will still be possible on the day for Hill…

Easter Bingo Tea Another Success

28th Mar 2024

With apologies for the delay in reporting, but we had another bumper evening last night at the pre-Easter Prize Bingo Tea in the Cochrane Hall. In spite of quite awful weather during the day, we still managed a healthy crowd, inspired to attend, in part at least, by the Creme…

NEW FEMALE HEAVYWEIGHT COMPETITION FOR 2024

24th Mar 2024

At tonight's Committee meeting, we decided to keep Alva at the forefront of Highland Games by introducing a new Female Heavyweight event to the programme. This will take place after the Juniors, but before the Open competition. There will be five individual disciplines and five prizes in each. We look…

Trade Stand Bookings Closed for 2024

28th Feb 2024

Trade Stand Bookings for 2024 are now CLOSED Bookings for the 166th Famous Alva Games to be held on Saturday 13th July 2024 are now closed. There has been an outstanding response to the bookings for this summer's events and ALL pitches are now taken. Details for the 2025 Games will…

Cracking Start to the Prize Bingo Year

24th Jan 2024

What a cracking start to the 2024 Prize Bingo Season which took place tonight amid a most welcome lull in the storms from which we have all been suffering recently.   Nearly five dozen enthusiastic players descended upon the Cochrane Hall for the 7.30 start, the buzz of the games and the…

Guest of Honour 2024 Announced

27th Nov 2023

The Games Committee is delighted to announce that our Guest of Honour for the 2024 Games is Alex James Colquhoun, currently Vice President of the European Showmen's Union and re-elected today as the Chairman of the Scottish Section of the Showmen's guild of Great Britain. The connection between the Games…

Bingo Tea Records Tumble Again!

22nd Nov 2023

Well, perhaps the advance publicity did the trick. 74 folk made the extremely wise decision to attend the Festive themed Prize Bingo Tea which sees the record attendance demolished. Another record going south tonight was the sum collected, which was a staggering £766.50. The range of prizes was hugely impressive and…

Alva Games Remembers

12th Nov 2023

Games Chairman Jamie Sharp on his way to pay his respects at the War Memorial in the Johnstone Park earlier today. …

September Bingo Record

27th Sep 2023

Defying the doom mongers and their warnings about someone called Agnes, 68 keen supporters came along tonight to the opening Prize Bingo of the new season. An amazing array of prizes was on offer again and they were well shared around the Hall. Half time refreshments were well received. The Games…