BARRHILL NEWS December 2017

Barrhill Pimary and Early Years Centre

The Stars Come Out At Christmas

Thursday 14th December at 6:30pm

Tickets @ £2 each can be booked on 01465 821281 from 1st December

New Train Timetable 2017/2018

This is now on the site.
There are no significant changes to the previous timetable.

Stinchar Valley Magazine Winter 2017

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Ballantrae Medical Practice
Public Holiday’s 2017/2018

The Practice will be CLOSED on these dates;

Monday 25th December
Tuesday 26th December
Monday 1st January
Tuesday 2nd January

Posters for St Colmon's Christmas events

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St Colmon Church Forthcoming Events

6:30pm for 7pm in St Colmon Kirk Hall, Colmonell on the 2nd and 4th Friday each month. Come along to our cafe with live music and discussion and enjoy coffee, tea, cake.

Prayer is essential for our Churches and the world around us, and all are welcome to join us in St Colmon Kirk Hall on the 4th Saturday of each month at 10am.

BIBLE STUDY every Thursday 7.30pm at St Colmon Kirk Hall. Informal discussion over coffee / tea to find out how the Bible can benefit our lives.

Saturday 2nd December   Messy Church in St Colmon Kirk Hall at 10am. Crafts, music, story and brunch for children up to 12 years accompanied by family.
Friday 15th December Christmas Concert in St Colmon Church at 7pm followed by refreshments in the Kirk Hall.
Sunday 17th December Carols Evening in Barrhill Primary School at 6.30pm followed by refreshments.
Thursday 21st December Carol Concert St Colmon Church 7pm
Sunday 24th December   St Colmon Church 10am  Watchnight service at 11.30pm
Christmas Day Joint Family Church Service in Ballantrae Church 10.30am

St Colmon Christmas Concert
Believe it or not but in about 6 weeks’ time on Friday 15th December 2017 we will be holding our Christmas Concert in St Colmon Church as part of our celebrations of our Saviour’s birth.  Ever since our first Christmas concert the depth of talent that has emerged from the community has astounded, entertained and brought us together therefore, whatever your talent, blatant or hidden, we want you to showcase it that night.  We are looking for singers, musicians or poets; individuals, duos or groups, young or old, male or female.  I look forward to a deluge of performers all desperate to speak to me after church any Sunday between now and then, or phone me on 831390.          Lynne McIlwraith, organist

Everyone is welcome in our friendly church, where we gather to celebrate God's love for us.

St Colmon Parish Church
We meet at 10am every Sunday in Colmonell. For those who find the church steps a challenge the service on the last Sunday of each month is usually held in the Kirk Hall, which has easy access. At 3pm on the third Sunday of the month we meet for worship in Barrhill Primary School while the Memorial Hall is shut.

Contact Details
While our Churches are seeking a minister, our Interim Moderator is Rev Ian McLachlan, so please contact him if you wish to arrange weddings, baptisms or funerals.
His details are Email: Telephone: 01465 713370

For other enquiries please contact
St Colmon Parish Church Session Clerk: Mrs Claire Pirrie - 01465 841644
Scottish Charity No. SC014381
We are also on Facebook as 'StColmon Church

Barrhill Badminton

Tuesdays 6pm to 8pm
The current sessions in the School Hall
finish on December 5th

The restart of sessions will be when the
Memorial Hall reopens.

All ages and abilities welcome.
Racquets available.

Come and enjoy a social evening with the benefit of some exercise disguised as fun.

No fees for residents of Barrhill and adjacent villages.

Barrhill Community Council


The Barrhill Community Council currently has two vacancies.

Community Councils give local people a real say in matters such as local service delivery and other issues which affect daily lives.

Community Councils have a local and statutory interest in the planning process. Local Authorities are required to consult Community Councils on planning applications affecting their areas.

Liquor licensing and some other licensing matters may also be of keen interest to Community Councils and are areas on which Community Councils views might usefully be sought.

Anyone resident within the area of Barrhill Community Council who is aged 18 years or over and who is interested in becoming a Community Councillor should contact the Secretary as detailed below before 4th October 2017.

Celia Strain
Barrhill Community Council
Tel No: 821333
Email to:
or in writing to: The Oaks, Main Street, Barrhill

BCIC Autumn Newsletter

This has been added to the site. Click here to open it in a new window.


There is no skip this month,no dates for 2018 available as yet.

Dates for 2017 can be found here.

Note that the skip is to be situated behind the fence not on the gravelled area in front of it.

Bins Schedule

The shedule for bin collections for the year 2017/18 is now available.
It can be found on the dates menu or by clicking here.

Church Services

Services are held on the third Sunday of every month in Barrhill School Hall at 3pm.
The next being Sunday17th December.

All are welcome.

Small Grants 2017 Details

Dates and details for Small Grants applications for August, October & November 2017 is now available.

Mobile Library

The timetable for 2017 is now available through the dates page.


The Community Council would like to remind dog owners that "poop" bags are available free of charge from the village shop.
Please be considerate to other members of the community and clean up after your dogs misdeeds.

The use of "poop" bags has been successful in helping to keep the village clean but some people are still being inconsiderate in having very kindly bagged their dogs poop they have then just hung the bag in a nearby bush or tree. Being a generous soul I would like to think that they were put there with the intention of collecting them on the return journey of their walk rather than a deliberate act. Please dispose of "poop" bags in a hygienic and environmentaly friendly way.

Barrhill Playgroup

Every Fridayday 12 - 2pm

All children from Barrhill and surrounding villages welcome.
Birth to Nursery age 2.00 poer session.

See the full poster on the Events page

Broadband Availability  

You can find out whether "Superfast Broadband" will be available to you by entering your postcode in the search box on:

There is further information on the other pages of the Digital Scotland site:

Report Road Defects

The link below is to Ayrshire Roads Alliance. On the site you can enter reports on road defects - that should keep you going until next months newsletter!