Ballantrae Medical Practice


from 12.30pm for the afternoon of Thursday 23rd August 2018

A GP will be consulting at Barrhill in the morning of 23rd from 9.30am – 11.30am.

Roadshows for Girvan area ahead of new recycling service

People living in Girvan and the surrounding area are being given a chance to find out more about the new recycling service being introduced later this year at a series of roadshows. From October, two new bins will be used to collect ‘Paper, Card and Cardboard’, and ‘Glass Bottles and Jars’, with blue bins changing to ‘Metals, Plastics and Cartons’.

Around 6,500 properties in Girvan, Crosshill, Dailly, Barr, Old Dailly, Pinmore, Pinwherry, Barrhill, Colmonell, Ballantrae, Lendalfoot, Straiton, Kirkmichael, Kirkoswald, Turnberry & surrounding rural properties will be the first to use the new service. Letters detailing the changes are being sent to all properties, with the new bins being delivered in September.

The new service will help increase the quality of the waste that we collect for recycling, while also increasing the amount of materials South Ayrshire recycles. Working with Zero Waste Scotland, the Council is introducing an enhanced collection schedule between October 2018 and April 2019.

The roadshows for Girvan and the surrounding area are scheduled to be held in August:

  • Barrhill Community Centre (10-11am), Monday 13th
  • Dailly Community Centre (2-4pm), Monday 13th
  • Colmonell Community Centre (1-3pm), Tuesday 14th
  • Pinwherry Community Centre (3.30-4.30pm),Tuesday 14th
  • Barr Community Centre (5.30- 7.30pm),Tuesday 14th
  • Straiton Community CentreTBC (10-11am), Wednesday 15th
  • McCosh Hall – Kirkmichael (12-2pm), Wednesday 15th
  • Girvan Community Centre (12-2pm), Wednesday 15th
  • Richmond Hall – Kirkoswald (11am-1pm),Thursday 16th
  • Girvan Community Centre (7-9pm), Wednesday 22nd

South Ayrshire Council signed-up to the national Household Recycling Charter in 2016, which is designed to introduce a consistent approach to recycling across Scotland. The Scottish Government is introducing a ban on items such as food waste going to landfill from January 2021.

More information on the new service, including a detailed frequently asked question section, can be found here

If you have any immediate questions please phone: 0300 123 0900 or email customer services on:  

St. Colmon Parish Church


Saturday 4th August at 2pm.

More details on the events page

Memorial Hall

The memorial hall is now fully open after the refurbishments.

Village based clubs are being charged at only £5.00 per hour.

For bookings contact Louise Ottaway on 07387 759052


Litter along the roadsides is an ongoing problem in and around the village. The Community Council has been negotiating with South Ayrshire Council about litter signs for almost 2 years now with still no end product.

In a hope of improving the litter problem the CC has purchased litter pickers, gloves and bags which are available to anyone who is motivated enough to do some litter picking.

If you need any of these items contact either:

Ann Robertson on 07766 740179 or Andrew Clegg on 01465 821456

and we will get the supplies needed to you.

Bowling Club

Open Pairs Saturday 4th August
Fun Day Sunday 19th August 2pm
Fun Day Sunday 16th September 2pm
Closing Day Saturday 29th September 1:30pm

We will be running 'Fun Days' on the third Sunday of the month throughout the season where we welcome anyone from beginners to experienced bowlers to come and enjoy a relaxing Sunday afternoon of bowling followed by refreshments.

Club days are Saturday 1:30pm start and Tuesday 7pm start until the second week in August then 6:30pm start until close of season in September.

Membership £10 adults, £5 children
Visitors £2 per session

EVERYONE IS WELCOME, we have bowls you can borrow so all you need is a pair of flat soled shoes.


No skip this month

The next skip will be in the village from the 7th to the 10th September.

Dates for 2018 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.

Barrhill Badminton

The season has now ended.

New season starts in September.


BCIC now have their own website at

Ballantrae Medical Practice
Opening Hours

Ballantrae Medical Practice opening hours are as follows;

Monday - 8.30am - 6pm
Tuesday – Friday 8.30am - 5.30pm

Dispensary – 9am - 11am & 3pm – 5pm (Monday – Friday)

Barrhill surgery opening hours remain as follows;

Monday 3.00pm – 6.00pm - Doctor
Thursday 2.30pm – 5.30pm - Doctor
Tuesday 9.15am – 1pm - Nurse
Wednesday 9.30am – 12 noon – Nurse

Ballantrae Medical Practice

Public Holiday’s 2018/2019

The Practice will be CLOSED on these dates;

Friday 21st September
Monday 24th September
Tuesday 25th December
Wednesday 26th December
Tuesday 1st January 2019
Wednesday 2nd January 2019


Road Works Schedule

The weekly scheduled roadworks for SW Scotland is available in Excel spreadsheet format here.

Note that I can only upload these when they are sent to me so occassionally a week goes missing.

Church Services

Services are held on the third Sunday of every month in the Memorial Hall.

The next service will be at 3 pm on Sunday 19th August.

All are welcome.

Barrhill Community Council


The Barrhill Community Council currently has a vacancy.

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

Barrhill Community Interest Company


The Barrhill Community Interest Company currently has two vacancies.

If interested in one of these vacancies Email to:

Small Grants 2018 Details

Dates and details for Small Grants applications for May, June & August 2018 is now available.

Mobile Library

The timetable for 2018 is 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.

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!