Archive for July 9, 2011

One of Sandy’s friends is the secretary for the Alva Highland Games so has been asking us to go along for the last few years, however until now, we’d not taken him up on the request.. So today Sandy and I intended to attend the Alva Highland Games. For me, this would have been the first highland games I had ever be at, although Sandy’s been at a few before.

So tonight I had intended on blogging about our highland games experience, however as Sandy wasn’t very well this morning, we unfortunately weren’t able to head over to Alva, so I’ll need to wait a bit longer for my first highland games experience!

Therefore I thought I’d just give you a bit of information about the Alva games:

So what is the Alva games all about?

Alva Games are the last surviving sports and games to be run in Clackmannanshire. This year will be the 155th meeting of the games which are always held on the second Saturday in July and is always seen as the highlight of the summer’s events in the county. The games feature the full range of traditional highland games including athletics, cycling, highland dancing, heavy weight events and the something called “the four hills race” – I’m not quite sure what that’s all about, so I’ll just need to wait till next year to find out!

Today also marks the first day of our holiday from work too, so it was a pity Sandy wasn’t well, however on the plus side, hopefully the dry and sunny weather today will last the whole of next week!

You can find out more about the Alva Games at their website: