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 for the Barr Trails map

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  

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

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


Upper Stinchar S.W.I. (Rural)

10th Dec. 7pm
Xmas Competition time!
A warm welcome to all!

BARR Emergency Road Closure!!!

South Ayrshire Council
B734 at ‘The Screws’ by Barr –...

Barr Stores report available now!

Feedback required by the BSSG – FRI. 27th Nov.

SAC Local Housing Strategy

Local Drop-in sessions