WELCOME

Known locally as ‘The Barr’, this beautiful conservation village nestles amid the Carrick hills beside the converging Rivers Stinchar and Gregg.

Surrounded by beautiful scenery and away from the beaten track, Barr offers a haven for wildlife and a welcome retreat to those seeking to unwind. Click here and here for the Barr Trails maps.

Barr’s past is peppered with tall tales and colourful characters. A drovers’ route, remote and secluded, the Stinchar valley endeared itself to rogues and smugglers for centuries and still offers a warm welcome to today’s visitors seeking a more innocent form of escape!

Continuing its long tradition of great hospitality, the Barr is perfectly placed as a base for the many local adventure activities such as

Village Hall

  • Hill-walking & hiking
  • Cycling & mountain biking
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Paragliding, Diving, Kayaking 

The Barr is a welcome antidote to everyday stress and has always attracted artists, writers and photographers among its appreciative visitors.

The environment can be wild and challenging, yet rich in diversity with flora and fauna to delight the naturalist, a haven for wildlife. You may even find the rare butterfly orchid if you tread carefully! Keep in touch with us on Facebook

Remember you don’t have to be a member of Facebook to visit our Barr community fb page  

Find out Barr’s latest news on Barr Parish Development Co. plans towards future sustainability for the village on the Development page

Email the ‘communitycouncil@barrvillage.co.uk’  with ideas, suggestions or opinions for Barr.

Local funding application forms can be found on the Community Council page.

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Community Council Elections

Applications must be made before 25th February 2016

Big thank you to the Barr carol-singers!

£155 raised for Ayrshire Cancer Support!

Barr Phone & Broadband issues

It is hoped that the ‘service’ is more stable now…

South Carrick leisure and community facility in Girvan

Work will finally get underway in the next couple of weeks