William McFarlane

20th Apr 2018

Death of long term Games supporter

  It is with great sadness that the Games Committee has to report the passing last night of another of its long term supporters and friends, William McFarlane of Alloa, the sponsor of the Open 1600 metres since the 150th Games and whose name appears on the Trophy presented to the winner. An…

Best Dressed Shop Window Competition 2018

30th Mar 2018

Theme announced for this year's contest

For the 13th Annual Best Dressed Shop Window Competition, the theme chosen is Alva Armistice Centenary. November 11th this year falls on Remembrance Sunday and it seemed a good way to mark this and the contribution that the Burgh of Alva made to the war effort in the war that…

Easter Prize Bingo Tea

28th Mar 2018

Bumper crowd attends the first prize bingo since January

The loss of the February Prize Bingo due to the appalling weather ensured that a bumper crowd of 66 people packed in to the Church Hall tonight for the resumption of the fund raising series. With prizes having an Easter theme ahead of the forthcoming Holiday weekend, and the treats on…

Easter Prize Bingo

22nd Mar 2018

Wednesday 28th March 2018 

After the unfortunate weather-induced cancellation of the February gathering, the prize bingo season is set to resume on Wednesday 28th March at 7.30pm. Usual venue of St John Vianney Church Hall. Prizes and refreshments will have an Easter theme. Hope to see you all there.…

Prize Bingo Cancelled

28th Feb 2018

Foul weather causes cancellation of the February Prize Bingo

Bowing to the inevitable, tonight's Prize Bingo Tea has been CANCELLED. Safety comes first and, with more snow predicted throughout the day, there really is no choice but to take this unfortunate decision. The next Prize Bingo Tea is scheduled to take place on Wednesday 28th March at 7.30pm. Hopefully by…

Prize Bingo Season 2017 - 2018

24th Jan 2018

First session of the new year declared an unqualified success

The snow, ice, wind and rain did not deter the band of 55 people who packed the Church Hall tonight for the first prize bingo of 2018. Less than six months until the Games themselves and our loyal supporters turned out in great numbers to boost the coffers by a…

Rev George Sherry

14th Dec 2017

The Games Committee was deeply saddened to learn of the death earlier today of the Reverend George Sherry, former Minister of Menstrie Parish Church, Guest of Honour at the 2012 Games and more recently a resident of the town. George was a passionate supporter of our 5 a side football competition…

Robert Snaddon

21st Nov 2017

Death of Alva Games' longest serving individual sponsor

It is with great sadness that the Games Committee has to intimate that our longest serving individual sponsor, Robert Snaddon of Tillicoultry, passed away on Friday 17th November. He has been the sponsor of the De'il tak the Hindmost cycle race, an event in which the winner's trophy carries his…

Annual General Meeting

29th Oct 2017

Report from tonight's meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the Alva Games Committee took place tonight in St John Vianney Church Hall, Alva. The full committee was joined by Trade Stands organiser Lorraine Douglas and long term sponsor of the Invitation Sprint, Jamie Sharp of Alloa. The Chairman extended a very warm welcome to all…

Prize Bingo Tea Season

25th Oct 2017

Report on the October renewal

Another hugely successful prize bingo tea tonight with over 60 people in attendance and, once tablet sales were added in, just over £400.00 raised towards the 162nd Famous Alva Games next July. Much for which to be grateful so thanks to all who contributed to the continued success of the night.…