Showmen's Guild 125th Anniversary Lunch

22nd Nov 2014

The Annual Luncheon of the Scottish Section of the Showmen’s Guild of Great Britain was held yesterday in the Banqueting Hall of Glasgow City Chambers to mark the 125th Anniversary of the national Guild. Guests including many MSPs, councillors and members of local fairs and Games Committees were welcomed by…

Annual General Meeting 2014

22nd Aug 2014

The Annual General Meeting of the Alva Games Committee took place tonight in St John Vianney Church Hall, East Stirling Street, Alva. All of the existing Committee members were in attendance. The Chairman welcomed all and thanked everyone, Committee or otherwise, who had contributed to the continuing success of the…

2014 Games Report by Shane Fenton, Markinch

13th Jul 2014

RAIN FAILS TO DAMPEN SPIRITS AT ALVAShane Fenton reports from the Johnstone Park.Christopher Kelly Edinburgh AC stormed to victory in the Open 90 metres handicap at the Famous Alva Games on Saturday. Running at his first ever Highland Games Kelly won his heat from the 8…

Official Going Report

9th Jul 2014

The Clerk of the Course has inspected the arena and is delighted to report that there is a good covering of grass all round, including on the Sprint Track and the ground is officially on the FIRM side of Good. Both tracks will be cut again on Friday morning to…

New Sponsor + Trophy for the Youths' 400 metres

10th Jun 2014

The Committee is delighted to announce that Brian Marantelli and the Marantelli family of Melbourne have volunteered to sponsor the Youths 400 metres foot race at this year's Games. In addition to the prize fund from the family, a Victor's sash will be donated by the Victorian Athletic League (VAL)…

Order of Events 2014

10th Jun 2014

ORDER OF EVENTS (track events begin at 12.30pm) OPENING CEREMONY AT 1PM 1.       800M CYCLE HEATS 2.       90M YOUTHS HEATS 3.       90M OPEN HEATS 4.       UNDER 12 HILL RACE 5.       800M CYCLE FINAL 6.       800M HANDICAP 7.       90M INVITATION SPRINT 8.       90M YOUTHS FINAL 9.       90M OPEN FINAL 10.   UNDER 14 HILL RACE 11.   800M YOUTHS HANDICAP 12.   1600M CYCLE HANDICAP –…

Queen's Baton Relay 2014

31st Mar 2014

The Games Committee is delighted to announce that its long serving Treasurer and son of Alva, John Glencross, has been successfully nominated as a baton bearer for the 2014 relay which will be passing through the town in the afternoon of 25th June.  Exact details of the timing and location…

Guests of Honour 2014

27th Mar 2014

We are delighted to report that, at last night's meeting, the Committee invited Isa Emslie (right in picture) and Ina Glencross (left) to be Joint Guests of Honour at the 2014 Games and that they have graciously agreed to do so. Both have contributed to the Games and to…

New Year's Greetings

2nd Jan 2014

We would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our sponsors, patrons, competitors, officials and supporters a very Happy New Year for 2014. Just over 6 months to go until the 2014 Games. We look forward to seeing you all there again in July. 02.01.2014.

BOFRA Presentation Dinner 2013

10th Nov 2013

Once again, Games Secretary Craig Dunbar was invited to the Annual Presentation Dinner of the British Open Fell Runners Association held for the second year running in the heart of the West Yorkshire Dales in the village of Ingleton. He was asked to present the prizes in the Senior category.…