The Barrmill & District Community Association (BDCA) are dedicated to maintaining our independent community centre as a local facility for the use of all. We aspire to become a focal point for activities in the village and increase the community spirit as well as encourage local people to get together.

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3 weeks ago

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3 weeks ago

Hi new to the page and could potentially be new to the area, I'm viewing the 2 houses for sale on Dunlop Road this weekend and don't know the area too well apart from passing through. My question is why did the house prices drop so dramatically around 2008 to 2010 and seem to continue on this trend to the present day according to past records of house sales? I know this could be just to a recession around that time but thought it unusual for the house prices not to have risen again, just wondered if there was another reason for this? Thanks in advance 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

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Timeline PhotosHave your say!

The new national facility for young people being built at Ayrshire Central Hospital in Irvine needs a name and we want your help to choose one.

www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/HelpChooseAName/.

Find out more here ➡️ www.nhsaaa.net/news/latest-news/new-national-health-facility-needs-a-name/
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Many thanks to Bonnymans for the generous donation of hand sanitiser and other cleaning products to allow us to re-open our community centre when it is safe to do so. ... See MoreSee Less

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LOST, please help: One of our villagers has lost a yellow drone🥏 in Barrmill Park, if any of our eagle-eyed 👀 friends finds it, please let us know. ... See MoreSee Less

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4 months ago

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We would like to give our heartfelt thanks to Alastair Redpath who has recently resigned his post as a director and vice-chairperson with Barrmill & District Community Association.

Alastair was very active and enthusiastic and will be missed. He has worked hard for the association and village especially with his Facebook posts, putting our wee village out there. Despite being new to the area, his interest in history and the environment has shown us all that there are lots of interesting places around our village for us to discover.

He still hopes to help out as a volunteer when he is able.
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Stalactites forming in the culvert that allows the Vale Burn to flow under the railway line. ... See MoreSee Less

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The news that you've all been waiting for! 🎉🎉

We are reopening our Household Waste Recycling Centres on a phased basis from Monday 1 June.

However, please note there will be a number of temporary restrictions in place to manage demand and to keep our staff and residents safe.

We also expect traffic congestion and delays at, and around the centres so please only visit in the first few days of reopening if it's essential.

The timetable for reopening, which is subject to ongoing national monitoring of the reproduction rate of Covid-19, is:

➡️ Bartonholm in Irvine and Brodick HWRCs will reopen on 1 June
➡️ Kilbirnie HWRC is currently scheduled to reopen on 15 June
➡️ Largs HWRC is currently scheduled to reopen on 22 June

You can read more about the plans and the restrictions which will be in place here: www.north-ayrshire.gov.uk/HWRC
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The effect of flower stalk sitting in ink overnight! ... See MoreSee Less

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4 months ago

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Beith Road as seen from the hall 💛 ... See MoreSee Less

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4 months ago

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Ewes and lambs at Broadstone 💛 ... See MoreSee Less

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4 months ago

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The ruins of the old pre-1850’s twin drawhole kilns at Broadstone Quarry, and some caves at the far end.

These kilns burned limestone mainly for agricultural use. Between 1850 and 1870, more lime was transported by mineral railway for use in the Glengarnock Iron and Steel Works. The quarries were worked out before 1895, while the kilns were operated by the firm of Robert Craig until 1901.

Many important marine fossils, including early sharks, were found in these quarries and preserved in the Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery at the University of Glasgow.
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Our adjusted Menu in full swing as of Now🙌

This temporary menu should hopefully allow us to keep service running as smoothly as possible while keeping numbers in and around the shop to a minimum at any one time.

To help minimise the traffic of people building up you can phone to collect on 01505504309.
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PLANTS FOR SALE 🌱🌷

One of last year's Best-Kept Garden Competition winners has kindly donated some plants to be sold in aid of Association funds.

These plants will be sold from Jean Gilbert's house at 13 Balgray Road, £1.50 each. We're impressed by how lovely people's gardens are looking at this time, and these might just add that finishing touch!
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We would like to wish Andy Wilson a very happy 70th birthday! Cheers 🥃 ... See MoreSee Less

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4 months ago

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Greenhills, Tandlehill, and Thirdpart 💛 ... See MoreSee Less

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Article 5 (by Carrick Crawford) - Barrmill WW2 History. An event my father told me about. ... See MoreSee Less

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4 months ago

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The B-listed Balgray Barn (an old cart shed dating to 1797) is a good example of a relatively unaltered 18th century farm building within the district.

It is situated adjacent to Browns Pressure Washers, Scotland’s leading supplier of pressure washers, established in 1991.
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4 months ago

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A sea of gorse by the Dusk Water 💛 ... See MoreSee Less

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4 months ago

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A view of the village and the hills of Arran, from Tandlehill. 🌤💛 ... See MoreSee Less

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5 months ago

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A 360° view of the countryside from Borestone. 📹💛 ... See MoreSee Less

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Hi there. Carrick Crawford here. I was planning on putting on a WW2 Barrmill history photo exhibition to commemorate VE Day but obviously this event has been cancelled. So instead I will post a number of articles to illustrate life in the village during the 1940s and how the war affected business and daily life for those at home as well as for those away at the front.

I have written articles on:

The beginnings of WW2
Self sufficiency and rationing
The blackout,
Home Guard
The Giffen armaments factory/DM Beith
The thread mill during WW2
Fundraising efforts for soldiers comforts,
Soldier's war stories
Nettlehirst Typhoon Crash 1943
Barrmill/Beith Roll of Honour
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5 months ago

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Nettlehirst Walk 🥾💛 ... See MoreSee Less

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We look forward to welcoming you back to Barrmill when the time is right.

Meantime, stay safe. 💛
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