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BARRHILL NEWS January 2022

New Rail Timetable

January temporary timetable

The rapid spread of the COVID-19 Omicron variant has resulted in a large number of absences at ScotRail, with colleagues testing positive, awaiting results, or having to self-isolate. This means that several services have been changed or even cancelled, in recent weeks. To avoid further last-minute changes and provide a greater level of certainty to our customers, a temporary timetable will come into effect from Tuesday 4 January 2022, operating Monday to Friday until Tuesday 28 January 2022.

The new full timetable from Monday 12th December is now available.

The only significant change I have noticed is the Sunday service that leaves Ayr at 13:06 and arrives in Barrhill at 13:56 replacing the 12:27 from Ayr arriving at 13:12. Other changes are just odd minutes here and there.

To see the Barrhill timetable use the Rail Timetable link on the menu or click here.

The timetable is subject to alterations and timetables may not be accurate due to Covid arrangements.

Always check the service online as changes are being made all the time.

Shop Christmas opening times:

    Open Close
New Year's Eve 31 Dec 8:00am 12noon
New Year's Day 1 Jan 2021 Closed  
Sunday 2 Jan Closed  
Monday 3 Jan 8:00am 12noon

Barrhill Badminton

Restarts on the 4th January

Tuesdays 6pm to 8pm

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.

Small Grants 2021/22 Details

The Community Council has funds available for small grants.
If you have ideas that need funding then please apply. See the details in the link below.
Dates and details for Small Grants applications now available.
The application form (in word format) is available here.


Indoor carpet bowls has restarted on Saturdays from 2 till 4 in the hall.
All ages welcome.
Come along and give it a go!!

Skips and Bins

2022 Community Skips

January Friday 21st to Monday 24th
March Friday 25th to Monday 28th
May   Friday 6th to Monday 9th
July  Friday 8th to Monday 11th
September Friday 9th to Monday 12th
November Friday 11th to Monday 14th

The additional skips provided by BCC/BDT have still to have dates confirmed.

Bins Schedule

The schedule for bin collections for the year 2021/22 is now available.
It can be found on the dates menu or by clicking here.


Mobile Library

Latest Mobile Library Schedule is available here

For Barrhill it shows the following dates:

Barrhill Fri 14th Jan 2.15pm – 3pm Primary School
Barrhill Fri 28th Jan 1.45pm – 2.15pm Old Bank
Barrhill Fri 11th Feb 2.15pm – 3pm Primary School
Barrhill Fri 25th Feb 1.45pm – 2.15pm Old Bank
Barrhill Fri 11th Mar 2.15pm – 3pm Primary School
Barrhill Fri 25th Mar 1.45pm – 2.15pm Old Bank
Barrhill Fri 8th AprFri 8th Apr 2.15pm – 3pm Primary School
Barrhill Fri 22nd Apr 1.45pm – 2.15pm Old Bank


Report Road Defects

The link below is to Ayrshire Roads Alliance. On the site you can enter reports on road defects.
The more people who report defects the more likely it is that they will be dealt with.

Coronavirus Tracker

I have been using this tracker for the past 6 months just to keep aware of what is happening. Use the Cases by Intermediate Zone about half way down the page and you can see cases by district. You can sort by rank, local authority etc.

Coronavirus Support Funding

Carrick Futures has set aside £5000 to support the Barrhill community in the current lockdown situation. The application form and instructions for a grant are on the Carrick Futures website. It does require you to be part of a constituted group or sponsored by one (eg the Community Council). The Community Council also has the small grant scheme which can also be used for some community resilience schemes.

Carrrick Futures has already provided £3000 support to Ayrshire Cancer Support for the transport of patients from the South Carrick area to hospital appointments.

Road Works Schedule

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

Note these are the TRANSERVE maintained roads so does not include the A714.
I can only upload these when they are sent to me so occasionally a week goes missing.


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 4 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.

Church Services

Ths services in the hall have restarted and are on the third Sunday of the month.

More details on 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.