ALVA, Clackmannanshire

Alva (Scottish Gaelic: Allamhagh Beag, meaning little plain of the rock) is a small town in Clackmannanshire, set in the Central Lowlands of Scotland. It is one of a number of towns situated immediately to the south of the Ochil Hills, collectively referred to as the Hillfoots Villages or simply The Hillfoots. It is located between Tillicoultry and Menstrie.

Alva had a population of 5,181 at the 2001 census but has since been revised to 4,960 in 2006


Alva is very central! It is surrounded by LOTS of things/places

  • 5 miles from Stirling Uni
  • 10 miles from Dunblane
  • 12 miles from QVS
  • 7.5 miles from Agape for All Nations Ministries 
  • 7 miles from Cornton Vale Womens Prison
  • 7.5 miles from Stirling
  • 13 miles from Masocha’s cosy neuk


SNPs Shona Robinson website went to ALVA ACADEMY (FK12 5FE)  school website

Shona McRory Robison (born 26 May 1966) is a Scottish politician who is Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Sport since 2014 and Scottish National Party Member of the Scottish Parliament for Dundee City East since 2011. She was elected as a Scottish National Party candidate in the 2003 election.[1] Previously she had represented the SNP as an Additional Members System member for North East Scotland, having been elected in the 1999 election.[2]

Born in Redcar, North Yorkshire, England, she went to Alva Academy, and then gained an MA in Social Sciences at Glasgow University in 1989, and gained a Postgraduate Cert in Community Education, obtained in 1990 at Jordanhill College. She was active in the SNP Youth Wing along with figures such as Nicola Sturgeon and Fiona Hyslop. In 2003 she became the SNP’s Party Spokesperson on Health, remaining in this position until 2007.[3] After the SNP’s victory in the 2007 Scottish Parliament Election, Robison was appointed as the Minister for Public Health


Stevie McCrorie wiki (born 23 March 1985)[1] is a Scottish firefighter who won the fourth series of the BBC television singing competition The Voice UK in 2015.

Former fireman Stevie McCrorie, from Alva, Clackmannanshire, has won The Voice  4 Apr 2015

“I’m so lost for words right now. I can’t thank everyone enough for doing this for me. I never thought this was possible. After tonight it’s down to business and obviously the single has got to be out at midnight. Everybody who’s voted for me, just go out and buy that single and star my career.” Stevie had been bookies favourite to win the BBC talent show from the beginning.

Stevie said he could still hardly believe his dream was coming true, and was moved to tears by the welcome from locals when he returned to Fife.

He said: “It was incredible going back to my old school and my home town, it seemed everyone in Kirkcaldy had turned out to support me. This is stuff people dream of. There was even this one wee boy who has written ‘Stevie’ on his head, it’s crazy! We stopped at the fire station and saw all my mates at Blue Watch who turned out to support me, it was incredible. And I sang The Proclaimers I’ll Stand By You for my wife Amy and little BiBi.” And he said: “It’s been an amazing journey on The Voice and it’s made me a lot more confident person. It’s made me realise that if you take risks sometimes they pay off.”

Delighted Ricky, who had two contestants in the final, said to Stevie: “Dreams are important because they define who you are, and tonight you defined yourself. You are Steve McCrorie. You’re not some singer on a talent show. You are the artist you always wanted to be.”

Stevie  said: “This has been a dream of mine since I was a young teenager. It feels crazy that I could be in the charts next week and the guys would be at the fire station making their breakfast and hearing me. I just want to thank all the people who helped put me here… I just can’t take it all in!”

Pal Craig Johnston said he never had any doubt that Stevie would win The Voice and now hopes the Alva fireman will be number one. Speaking just after the winner was announced last night, Craig said: “It’s brilliant for him and his family and friends. He’s gone from a fireman in Clackmannanshire to now being on primetime TV showing everyone exactly what he can do. It’s been 30 years in the making those four songs he sung tonight. It was so strange watching him but I was never in any doubt that he would win. As soon as he told me the boys at the fire station had put him forward I knew he’d win. He could be number one on Sunday which is crazy.” Craig, assistant booker at DF Concerts in Glasgow, has known Stevie, 30, since they were 16 and played together in several bands. He later managed Stevie’s group Stevie and the Moon. Read in full  DAILYRECORD

Alva singing star Stevie McCrorie gets to grips with wrestler Grado to raise money for the John Hartson Foundation 06-01-2016


Masocha, Paedophilia & Sexual Assaults 

Victims hit out after beast, DEAN ALLEN, who was accused of 29 charges including sexual brutality and violence is convicted of just three   3 Apr 2016


Three men have been arrested under anti-terrorism laws in Scotland 24 April 2006

The men, Mohammed Asif Siddique, 24, and Mohammed Rafiq, 40, were detained at an address in Alva, Clackmannanshire.
The two men are understood to be the older brother and uncle of 20-year-old Mohammed Atif Siddique was arrested under the Terrorism Act in the same town on April 13. A third man, a 46-year-old who has not yet been named, was arrested later on Monday afternoon, following searches at another property in Bridge of Allan, near Stirling. The men are being held at Govan Police Station in Glasgow.

Terrorism conviction quashed for misdirection 29 Jan 2010 

A 24-year-old student convicted of possessing articles giving rise to a reasonable suspicion of involvement in terrorism, has won his appeal against conviction.

The criminal appeal court ruled today that the trial judge had given material misdirections to the jury in the case of Mohammed Atif Siddique, from Alva, Clackmannanshire, who was convicted of in 2007 of three charges under the Terrorism Acts and a breach of the peace, and sentenced to six years in prison.

1.   Death of architect father-of-three whose body was found in walk-in freezer at his luxury home ‘is being treated by police as a suicide’

Colin Machin was found dead in a walk-in freezer in garage of home in June. The 50-year-old’s architect’s death was originally treated as ‘unexplained’. Foul play ruled out and it is understood death is being treated as a suicide. Police say there are ‘no suspicious circumstances’ and have completed report. Read in full dailymail

2.   Life term for trainer print killer Youth kicked man to death 26 Aug 1999

A 17-year-old youth was ordered to be detained for life yesterday for a ”vicious and cowardly” murder which left the imprint of his new trainers on his victim’s face. Paul Whyte, who had been abusing drugs since he was in primary school, will have to serve at least eight years before he can be considered for parole. Whyte, of Blindwells, Alva, Clackmannanshire, denied murder, and his defence counsel Mr Neil Murray QC, asked the jury to convict him of a reduced charge of culpable homicide. However, after retiring for less than an hour, the jury found Whyte guilty of murdering Mr Andrew Mathers, 32, a father of two, in Queen Street, Alva, on February 14 this year TheHerald

3.  My heart’s lying in that coffin with my beautiful grandson 13/08/2010

CRIME matriarch Mags Haney was surrounded by her lawless family as she buried her teenage grandson and tearfully proclaimed “my heart is lying in that coffin”.
The convicted drug dealer took centre stage at the funeral – despite the presence of Barry Haney’s bereaved mum, her daughter Catherine. There was no sign of the recent rift between the women as Catherine, known locally as “Crackers”, helped her wheelchair-bound mother out of the service at St Mary’s Church in Stirling.   
However, grief didn’t appear to have softened heavyweight Catherine, 38 as she flicked a V-sign from the back window of the funeral car.
Barry, 18, also known as Bradley, lived with Mags, 68, and his twin sister Michaela in Alva, Clackmannanshire.
Jack Cramb, 19, from Alva, was charged with his murder, while Brent Fairley, 23, also of Alva, was charged with attempting to pervert the course of justice. DAILY RECORD

4.   Catherine Haney Death 3 Jan 2014

The daughter of Mags Haney has been found dead at the age of 42.She was the second daughter of convicted heroin dealer Mags, who set herself up as an anti-paedophile campaigner on the Raploch estate, but was later exposed as running a highly profitable drug empire alongside members of her family. dailyrecord

5.   Scottish suicide girl’s family pledge to fight the cyberbully threat 4 Nov 2012

6.  DOCTOR SONIN HOLIDAY SUICIDE; Mystery over hotel death

A SCOT has been found dead in his hotel room in the Philippines. A handwritten note was apparently discovered next to the body of 25-year-old David Young. 
David had taken a break in the Philippines – where he had once done voluntary work – to think about his future after completing a medical degree.  Dad John, a GP in Alva, Clackmannanshire, said: “David worked with a charity in a village with abandoned and disabled children. Yesterday it emerged that David’s death is the second tragedy to strike the Alva medical practice in a year. (see no 7)

7.  Dr Graeme Abel’s 8yr old son Euan died after falling down a lift shaft 11 Apr 2001

8.  3-in-bed attacker is jailed. 24/03/1998

A JEALOUS boyfriend who stabbed a love rival after catching him having three-in-a-bed sex with his girlfriend and her pal was jailed for three years yesterday. Gary Kelly snapped at a party when he found Michelle Wootton in bed with one of her friends and Robert Wilson. The 25-year-old pulled out a flick knife and stabbed Mr Wilson in the head, severing an artery. Kelly, of Alva, Clackmannanshire, admitted assault last April

9.  Two men involved in the fight that led to Alva man, Craig Logie’s death have been locked up  June 2016


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