Christmas Cards now added to our sales table

We are selling sets of beautiful, good quality, handmade greeting cards featuring original photographs by Dr Mark Shephard. The cards are blank for your own message. The cards depict winter scenes in Barshaw Park. There are sold in sets of 6 assorted designs and cost £5 for 6 plus £1 postage. There are on sale in our Etsy shop: and also on Facebook at North Ayrshire Christmas Market. We are stall number 159.

Fun Hallowe’en Craft Activity

We are delighted by the response to our Hallowe’en Wreath making craft activity, and very impressed by the results. Great work everyone, and thank yo for the super photos. The winner of the competition will be announced soon.                                                    

Our Junior parkrun is up and running in Barshaw Park, every Sunday morning at 9.30am. It is a 2k run for juniors only (4-14 year olds).  Free to take part. Just register once with Parkrun, and bring along your barcode. Register link: t is a 2k run for juniors only (4-14 year olds). If you are not a junior please try one of our weekly Saturday parkrun events instead. Barshaw Junior parkrun web page:

Barshaw Gala Day – Volunteers required !

A week on Saturday, that’s the 23rd June, is Barshaw Gala Day. Friends of Barshaw Park will be there. We’ll have a stand and we will also be conducting a survey of park users. This will be a short questionnaire that will provide us with essential information, about how visitors use and perceive the park. The information will be a great help in applying for funding. We need volunteers to help man the stand and help with the questionnaires. If you can spare any time between 12 and 4 pm on the day to help for a little while, please ...
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2018 AGM 9th April 2018

Friends of Barshaw Park AGM will be held on 9th April at 7 pm in the Rowantree Cafe in Barshaw Park. We would like to see as many of our supporters, and anyone else who cares about Barshaw Park, come along to the meeting. We will be reviewing the past year in the park, and looking forward to future plans. We would like to hear your views and ideas. We are also looking for new committee members, including Office Bearers, so if you can spare time to join our committee, that would be great, but by coming along to the...
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Junior Parkrun Meeting

We have funding to start a Junior Parkrun in Barshaw Park. We need volunteers to help run the event. if you would like to help, please come along to our meeting tomorrow morning, 25th February at 10 am in the Rowantree Cafe in Barshaw Park

Our AGM will be on 20 April 2015 in Rowantree Cafe at 7.30pm. All our friends are welcome.Please let us know if you plan to attend. We are currently looking for up to 5 committee members to join the present Board. Previous experience is NOT necessary, simply a desire to support our efforts to maintain and improve our park. If you have skills in fund raising, marketing, consultation or like gardening, organising fetes, or tidy ups then so much the better, but a willingness to support our efforts is the main criteria. The minimum time required is 2 hours per month.

Anyone who is interested and wants to learn more can contact us by clicking on the “contact us” link on this web page or by private message on facebook.