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SP Energy Networks

Consultation event on Preferred Route for Strannoch and Chirmorie Wind Farms Grid Connection
(including Mark Hill substation expansion)

Wednesday 1st May between 2:00pm and 6:30pm in the Memorial Hall

359 Bus Survey

For those who missed the meeting to give their input about the 359 bus service you can give your opinions via the online survey.

Barrhill Bowling Club

The season starts at 1:30pm on Saturday 4th May

We have a wide range of bowls available for use.

You only need flat shoes or trainers so as not to damage the green.

Place Names and Heritage
of the Wigtownshire Moors

The PLACE Project invites you to a FREE event that explores Scottish place names and how they reveal much about the regions past culture, heritage and history.

Sunday 5th May 2019
Starts at 2pm
Glenluce Village Hall

Free Buffet, tea and coffee.

All welcome. No booking required.

Full details on the Events page

Barr Trails Day

Sunday 19th May

Details on the Events page


A skip will be in the village from Friday 31st May to Monday the 3rd June.

Dates for 2019 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 2019/20 is now available.
It can be found on the dates menu or by clicking here.

Fibre Broadband Now Available

At last you can order fibre broadband in the village. On using it for a few weeks now my speeds vary from 20Mb to 55Mb using online speed tests, in reality I can get up to 8.4Mb in file downloading and above this on streaming. I can watch sport online via BBC or SKY without buffering. The other weekend I had windows with Rugby, Football and Cricket all open and without any buffering. Speed still dips in the evenings but this is probably due to the server end not the connection.

For those nearer the exchange speeds will be greater for those outside the village the speeds will reduce according to distance from the exchange.


Barrhill Badminton

Tuesdays 6pm to 8pm

Badminton restarted on the 8th January.

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.

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.


BCIC now have their own website at

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 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 May.

All are welcome.

Small Grants 2019/20 Details

Dates and details for Small Grants applications now available.
The application form (in word format) is available here.

Ballantrae Medical Practice
Public Holidays 2019/2020

The Practice will be CLOSED on these dates;

Monday 6th May
Monday 27th May
Friday 20th September
Monday 23rd September
Wednesday 25th December
Thursday 26th December
Wednesday 1st January
Thursday 2nd January

Please ensure you have enough repeat medication to see you through the holidays.

Dial 111

Mobile Library

The timetable for 2019 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.

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!



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