Going Report 2018

9th Jun 2018

Regular update on the ground conditions in the Johnstone Park

Fourth regular Going Report. The Clerk of the Course writes:- A further inspection took place this afternoon. There has still been no rainfall at all since the report last week. The official going remains HARD although the grass itself remains remarkably fresh and green except in one or two minor areas which…

Alva Games Funfair

19th May 2018

Fair will operate normally during Games Week 

Some people have been asking so, for the avoidance of any doubt whatsoever, the Funfair will be operating as normal during Games Week commencing at 6pm on the Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and from around midday on Games Day itself.…

Ina Glencross

7th May 2018

The Games Committee has to announce with deep shock and sadness the passing last night of Ina Glencross, Committee member and mother of the Treasurer John Glencross. Although her health had not been at its best during the last month or so, this news was certainly not expected. A local girl, Ina…

May Prize Bingo

5th May 2018

The best ever night's fundraising is well received.

As the bingo tea evenings go from strength to strength, 70 enthusiastic supporters filled the hall on Wednesday 25th April for the monthly renewal of this ever popular event. The new format has now bedded in and is proving to be a big crowd pleaser. The record sum of £487 was…

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…