Fun Day Music Credits

expand_copyleftIt’s nice to have music playing on occasions like our fun day to help people have a good time. However funds are tight and we did not want to have to buy a PRS or PPL license in order to be able to play the copyrighted tunes that you hear on the radio every day. Fortunately there are some excellent resources on-line where you can get free tunes that can be used without having to pay a license fee. In the “sharing is caring” spirit in which these lovely people have provided music for us to enjoy we would like to give credit to the artists who allowed us to use their work by sharing it using Creative Commons licenses, as well as the local artists who explicitly gave us permission to play their songs on the day.

Artist Songs Website
Aaron Smith City Lights
Ryan Alexander Butterflies
Mr Hyde
beatdock Systematic
Power Glam
Lost in Space
Dan-O Dublin Forever
Snap Sphere
The Owl Named Orion
The Freak
Fandango Orchestra
Boogich Bulgar
Mundo Canibal
HASH World is Going Down
Internetfilm Magic Dream
Mon Village Western
MC Norman Babylon
Bam Bam
I Remember The Day
One More Night
pedrofanta1 Mavericks
Josh Woodward Josie has The Upper Hand

Fun Day Thanks

celebrate_clipart Just a quick note to thank the people of Alva and beyond for making our Fun Day worth while. We were exhausted, but happy by the end of the day having seen so many of you joining in with us. We’ll probably have more to say about the event later on, but for now, thank you to everyone who made it a really enjoyable event for all involved.

Queen’s Baton Relay Update

Athletics - Glasgow 2014 Queen‚s Baton Relay HandoutsWe have received an update from the council regarding the timetable for the Queen’s Baton Relay passing through Alva.

The baton will arrive in Alva on June 25th at 15.55pm and will be at the Cochrane Park at 16.11pm. It will leave the park at 17.09 and travel along the A91 towards Menstrie. The public are advised to view the baton from the nearside side of the road (south side of the main street) and in the Cochrane Park. Half an hour prior to the baton arriving in the park Tam Dean Burns will entertain with stories etc.

Alva Glen Illuminations and Glen Maintenance

aghtOur friends at Alva Glen Heritage trust have asked us to let you know that the fabulous Alva Glen Illuminations are planned for September 13th 2014. As well as a superb light show there will be face painting, glow-in-the-dark merchandise, hot food, and ice cream on sale.

However, if it is to be a success then we need volunteers to help make it happen.

Specifically, we will need some people for Friday September 12th to help erect lights, cables etc.
On Saturday 13th we will need people to act as marshalls and to collect donations in buckets.  Generally people to smile a lot and assist where necessary.
On the Sunday morning we need people to help take down all the lights and cabling.
Please visit if you are able to help.
Also, in order to keep the Glen in the manner to which we like to be accustomed, the group need volunteers for their Wednesday Work Groups. Once a month volunteers meet at the glen for litter-picking, weeding, clearing paths and pathways, cutting back vegetation, pruning back shrubbery, tidying up the Sensory Garden and anything else that may arise. The group meets at 11:00am and are usually finished my 1:00pm. Please visit their website and get in touch if you can help.
Up coming dates are:

21st May

25th June

23rd July

27th August

24th September

22nd October

26th November

Alva Activity Week

Starting with our pompom hanging on Sunday May 18th and culminating with the Fun Day and Ceilidh on Saturday 24th Alva Activity Week is almost upon us. Here is the full timetable for the week. All activities are also listed on our calendar.







Monday 19th

12.00noon – 1.00pm Cochrane Hall Wee County Walkers
Free, safe, short weekly led walk meet at Cochrane Hall car park Alva 12 noon.

Tuesday 20th

10.30am – 11.30am Alva Parklands Centre Light Exercise Class for all ages Donation of 50p to Strathcarron Hospice

3.30pm – 5.00pm Alva Parish Church T-shirt Painting
By Higglety Pigglety Bring your own T-shirt/jeans/jacket etc.

Wednesday 21st

10.30 – 11.00am Alva Parish church
Nail Painting Demonstration by Sparkles Nails

1.45pm – 4.00pm Cochrane Foundation Hall, Croftshaw Road, ALVA
Darby & Joan Club
Whist, Dominoes, chat & meet others. £1 includes tea/biscuit

Thursday 22nd

4.00pm Haircare 112 Stirling Street
Summer Hair demonstration by Haircare

7.00pm – 9.30pm WCC Workshop, Cobden Street ALVA
Wee County Crafters Try Wood Turning/ Wood Carving.
Under 16s must have adult supervision at all times

7.30 pm No 5 Inn, Brook Street, ALVA Family Quiz Night
Raising money for charity incl raffle

Friday 23rd

9.30am – 11.30am Cochrane Hall, ALVA Alva Toddler Group
Welcome you for a “Free Fun Toddler Session”

Saturday 24th

12.00noon – 4.00pm Cochrane Park, ALVA
Bouncy Castles, Climbing Wall, Stalls, Tea & Cake, Assault Course & more
Funded by Awards for All Scotland

7.30pm – 10.30pm Cochrane Hall,ALVA Family Ceilidh
With Ceilidh band – “Freereelin” and hot buffet by No. 5 Inn and bar by Oakwood.
Buy Tickets from Higglety Pigglety or email
Adults: £8 Child: £4 (under 16) Family: £20 (Family is 2 Adult and up to 3 Child)

Part funded from Awards for All Scotland

Alva Glen Hotel Consultation

houseAt 10am on Tuesday 13th May 2014 there will be a meeting in the Ben Cleuch Centre in Tillicoultry. The Reporter to the Scottish Government will be meeting with parties interested in the Compulsory Purchase Order of the Alva Glen Hotel. Members of the public are welcome to attend, but please note that it is for listening purposes only. Members of the public will not be able to contribute to the meeting.

Fun Day Reminder

With less than two weeks to go, birthday_partiesAlva Community council would like to remind you of Alva’s Pompom Fest at the end of May. The Community Council are organising a week of events culminating in a Fun Day in Cochrane Park, 12 – 4pm on Saturday 24th May followed by a Family Ceilidh 7.30-10.30pm in the Cochrane Hall. Local band Freereelin will provide the music and there will be a hot Scottish Fayre buffet. Ceilidh tickets are £8 for an adult, £4 for a child and a family ticket £20, which includes 2 adults and up to 3 children. Tickets will soon be available from Higglety Pigglety.

There will be free entry to the Fun Day where you can try your hand in the competition tent. There are 4 categories to take part in, adult cake competition, youth cupcakes, children’s cupcakes and children’s vegetable characters. Prizes are £20 plus winners cup for first, £10 for second and £5 for third. Also at the Fun Day there will be a climbing wall, assault course, bouncy castle, mascots, fire engine, face painting, balloon modelling, refreshment tent and various side stalls.

To apply for a competition or to have a side stall at the Fun Day you can download application forms below, pick up a copy at the library or Higglety Pigglety to where completed applications should be returned.

We want the community to be involved beforehand by making lots of Pompoms to decorate and brighten up the town. From the youngest at the nursery to the slightly more mature Alva groups – everyone can make a pompom or two that we can use to make our Pompom Fest! Make them from wool, old cloth, poly bags, anything. Have some fun.

We are meeting at the Cochrane Hall on Sunday 18th May at 2pm to hang pompoms in the town. Please drop your pompoms in to Higglety Pigglety, and come along on May 18th to help us hang them.

During the week there will be things that everyone can participate in to try something new, including t-shirt painting, flower arranging, etc.

There will be a diary of the weeks events on the Community Council website and posters in shop windows. Watch out for them.

Booking Forms

If you wish to have a stall at the fun day then please download this form, print, fill out and place it in the “Community Fun Day” box at Higglety Pigglety.

If you wish to enter any of the competitions then please download this form, print, fill out and place it in the “Community Fun Day” box at Higglety Pigglety.

Queen’s Baton Relay

Athletics - Glasgow 2014 Queen‚s Baton Relay HandoutsThe 2014 Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton Relay will be visiting Alva on June 25th. The exact time has yet to be confirmed but it will be around “tea time”.

As part of the celebration there will be a Commonwealth Village in Cochrane park featuring a Samba band, dancers, songs from Alva Primary School, and “Taste of the Commonwealth” tables provided by a number of community groups. Keep your eye on our website, facebook, twitter and local press for more information as we receive it.