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Games meet Guild

13th Feb 2022

The annual meeting between the office bearers of the Scottish Section of the Showmen's Guild and members of the Games Committee took place earlier today in the Woodsman, Fischross. Apart from the excellent food and great company, all agreed that we were looking forward to a successful return of the Games…

New Bingo Season Underway

26th Jan 2022

An excellent start to 2022 with 56 players in attendance to get the new season under way. Borders Biscuits, chocolate treats courtesy of the Alloa branch of B & M and the usual tea and coffee were appreciated by the crowd. The sum of £480 was raised towards the costs of…

November Bingo Tea Report

24th Nov 2021

On a night when the outside temperature was plummeting towards Zero, we had 71 people come along for the last Prize Bingo of 2021. Hot mince pies, tea, coffee and biscuits all helped to warm the atmosphere in the Hall, especially the winners of the prizes including the Festive Hamper…

AGM Report - 2022 Games to Go Ahead

31st Oct 2021

At the Annual General Meeting held earlier tonight, the Committee decided unanimously to proceed with the organisation of the re-arranged 164th Games to be held on Saturday 9th July 2022. Although there are still some unresolved factors to be clarified over the next few months, all agreed that, barring a…

October Bingo Tea

27th Oct 2021

On one of the wettest nights of the year, almost five dozen enthusiastic supporters came along to take part in the monthly prize bingo tea. Lots of new faces joined our regular cast playing for a huge array of top quality prizes. The tremendous sum of £467 was raised which was…

Bingo Night a Huge Success

22nd Sep 2021

We were delighted to welcome back fifty loyal supporters on a typically dreich September evening to the first of our prize bingo tea evenings. A wide selection of prizes was on offer and the Special Raffle even had a spanking new toaster which went the way of Andrena Hutchison who was…

Bingo is Back!

29th Aug 2021

The Games Committee is delighted to be able to announce that, after a gap of over 18 months, we intend to resume the highly popular monthly Prize Bingo Teas in the Cochrane Hall on Wednesday 22nd September 2021 with the usual start time of 7.30pm. Although there will inevitably be some changes…

Games Day 2021

10th Jul 2021

Opening Ceremony held in spite of the Cancellation of the Games 

For the second successive year, the Games Committee held the Opening Ceremony for the Games in the arena even although the Games themselves had fallen victim again to the Covid restrictions. At least this year the public could come along and spectate and a healthy number chose to do so.…

Best Dressed Shop Window Competition 2021

10th May 2021

Although there are no Games (again) this year, that does not mean that they should not continue to play their traditional role in the life of the Burgh. We hope to hold our Annual Quiz again on 6th July – although whether that will be in person or by Zoom has…

2021 Games Cancelled

28th Mar 2021

The Famous Alva Games 2021 – Cancelled The Committee of the Famous Alva Games met by Zoom on Sunday 28th March to decide if the 164th Games, re-arranged from last year, could be held on Saturday 10th July. Sadly, for the second time in two years, the decision has been taken…