The land of the covenanters About Barrhill Barrhill is a village in South Ayrshire, near to the border with Dumfries and Galloway. It is situated where the A714 meets the road to New Luce. It lies 12 miles south of Girvan and 18 miles north of Newton Stewart, nestled in the Carrick Hills and rural countryside with easy access to the coast. Stranraer is about 20 miles away across the moors via New Luce. It also boasts a railway station a half mile from the main village. Barrhill station is on the Glasgow South Western line and offers around six departures most weekdays and Saturdays both to Glasgow, via Ayr and to Stranraer from around 8am to midnight. A limited bus service also runs between Girvan and Newton Stewart. The Barrhill Village area has a population of around 350 inhabitants. Local amenities in the main village include a pub, a small store and a primary school with an enrollment of around 20 pupils, catering from nursery through to age 11 years. Barrhill also has a small part time doctor's surgery, served by doctors from their main practice at Ballantrae, a bowling green and a Village Hall. The main local employer in Barrhill is Solway Precast.   Barrhill is very peaceful and relaxing and is an ideal base for Country walks and to explore the Galloway Forest Park, which has been recently designated as a dark skies park for astronomers, and the South Ayrshire and Dumfries and Galloway coast line.