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Free learning opportunity at the Arc Centre in Barrhead, starting Thursday 3rd May.

What are the benefits:

·         Become a college student with City of Glasgow College

·         Receive travel and lunch expenses for £7.50 each day attended

·         Get out of the house and meet new people

·         Hours can count towards Job Centre agreement.


Course details:

·         This free course will run on Thursdays and Fridays, 10.30-2.30 each day for six weeks.

·         Starts 3rd May at 10.30 at the Arc Centre, Aurs Rd.

·         To book a free place or find out more, contact Pauline on 0783 4437 185.




Looking for something to do on Sunday?

DOZENS of free events are taking place within the Barrhead Foundry to celebrate National Children’s Day on Sunday.

Free classes, fitness sessions and displays from community groups will all be part of the celebration on May 15.

All of the following sessions are free of charge:

  • Bookbug Session 11.30am
  • Come Try sessions – Fitness Studio
  • 1.30pm-2pm Dramamusa
  • 2pm-2.30pm Relax Kids
  • 2.30pm-3pm Showcase
  • 3pm-3.30pm Baby Sensory
  • 3.30pm-4pm Cheer Poms

Local children’s author Lindsay Littleson will be in the children’s area of the library at 1pm reading from her novel ‘The Mixed up Summer of Lilly McLean’ which is suitable for children ages six and over.

Squash court A will be the home for a bouncy castle from 10am – 4pm, while court B will host ‘Messy Play’.

Free face painting will be available in the foyer, and a kids sewing session will run from 12pm-12:30 and 3pm-3:30pm.

Dr Bike with Pedalwise ER will run throughout the day outside (weather permitting) alongside a free Dr Bike; the experienced mechanics will perform a 20 point check, adjust what is needed and repair.

Baby and child CPR and choking sessions run from 12pm-12.30pm and 3.30pm-4pm

Information tables along the balcony area will include; Man and toddler playgroup, Scouts, Brownies, Greenback woodland play, Totnosh, Messy play, Learn to Sew, Cheer Pom class, Acting up (stage school), Pedalwise ER (Neilston Development Trust), ERA, Barrhead Baby Cafe, Showcase, Helen O’Grady, Relax Kids, Baby Sensory, Gillian Anderson Dance School, Boys Brigade, K.I.D.S club, childrens credit union and Rhythm Time.

Anyone who would like attend the event and promote their organisation, service or classes is asked to get in touch with Vicky at or contact Kristy MacIntosh at Barrhead Foundry.

Update – Barrhead Gala Day

Comments were posted online about Carlibar organising a float and pulling out of this at the last minute.  Our Parent Council chairperson has requested clarification from the organisers of the Gala as this was inaccurate.

Please see an extract of the response below

Thank you for contacting us and bringing this to our intention.

Having looked into this issue it seems there was and is a clear lack of communication between our Parade Master and Local Schools and Other Groups.

I can not apologise enough for this huge overlook and lack of communication from my team, this is not how we intended the gala to be run this year. My whole team has put a huge amount of work into the event this year to try and make it one of the best Gala’s that has ever been run.

It is a huge let down that this has happened.

Again, I am extremelly sorry for this happening and hope to see you on Saturday.

The parade form up point is Barrhead Train Station at 1145 and move off time will be 1215, allowing the parade to arrive in the park at 1300.


Ryan Thomas McNaughton

Chair-Person Barrhead and District Gala

Barrhead Gala Day

Carlibar Primary are supporting the Barrhead Gala Day parade on Saturday.  Parents who wish to join the walking parade with their child should meet the Headteacher in the main school car park at 11am on Saturday morning.  No child will be allowed to join this parade without an adult. We have also entered the football competition.

Barrhead Gala Day

Open auditions are taking place this Saturday  – 26th April to choose a Gala Queen, Gala King, two pages and two ladies in waiting. Children in Primary 5, 6 and 7 can attend the auditions. See the Barrhead Gala Day’s Facebook page for more information.

Barrhead Gala Day – Gala Queen and King Competition

Would your child like the chance to play a special role in this year’s Gala Day?

If so bring them along to the open auditions on Saturday 26th April.

At the auditions children will take part in a question and answer session and be asked to read aloud.  e are looking for 1 king, 1 queen, 2 Paige boys and 2 ladies in waiting!

All entrants must be in either primary 5,6 or 7. The auditions will be held between 1200 and 1400 for girls and between 1430 and 1600 for boys! All entrants must be accompanied by a parent or guardian!!

Where: Main Street building of St Andrews Parish Church, formerly the South and Levern Church, on Barrhead Main street (next to the New Yorker chip shop)

When:  Girls’ auditions from 12 noon until 2pm – Gala Queen and 2 ladies in waiting

            Boys’ auditions from 2.30 – 4pm – Gala King and 2 pages

Who can enter?:     Children in Primary 5, 6 or 7

All children must be accompanied to the auditions by their parent or guardian.

More info on the Gala Day can be found on the Gala Day’s Facebook page

A Letter will come home in schoolbags ASAP.