A Winter Extravaganza in Announced!

On Saturday 2 December, Barrhead will be transformed into a Winter Wonderland as we begin the countdown to Christmas with the annual Big Barrhead Christmas Lights Switch On, and the date was announced with a fantastically funny video featuring businesses from across the town!


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The first ever Big Barrhead Hallowe'en Festival

On Saturday 28 October 2017, Barrhead will host it's first ever Hallowe'en Festival: including spooky storytelling, pumpkin carving, creepy crawlies - AND a huge town-wide parade with firework finale!


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Important Event Announcement


Following recent events, we have undertaken a serious review of the Barrhead Rainbow Run event plan. We are working closely with our security partners and Police Scotland to implement additional measures to ensure the safety and enjoyment of the event for all participants. 

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Barrhead Rainbow Run


All About Barrhead are looking to bring some colour back into the town for the summer months with the announcement of this latest town centre event.

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The Big Barrhead Easter Egg Hunt


The ever changing weather didn’t do much to deter the hundreds of kids who turned out to take part in the first (hopefully!) annual ‘all about Barrhead’ Easter Egg Hunt. 

Managed by the local business improvement district, which is funded by all 149 local businesses in the town centre, the day saw over 150 chocolate eggs dished out to hunters scouring the town for ‘Golden Tickets’, following clues posted on social media.

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all about Barrhead Christmas 2016 Event Hailed a Success

Big Barrhead Christmas Lights Switch On

The Big Barrhead Christmas Lights Switch On took place on Saturday 3rd December 2016 and was a great success. The event was the first large event to be organised and paid for by the businesses and organisations within Barrhead Town Centre through the new Business Improvement District. We hope both businesses and visitors to the area had a profitable and enjoyable day and enjoy the run down of what went on and the photos from the event below.

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Launch Event 'Leave Your Car At Home Day' Sat 17th Sept

To celebrate the launch of the Barrhead Business Improvement District and European Mobility Week, we invite you to 'Leave Your Car at Home' and visit Barrhead town centre.

Leave Your Car At Home Day Sat 17th Sept 2016

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Barrhead BID Seeks Nominations for Board Members

The outgoing Steering Group is now seeking nominations from those eligible businesses (all eligible levy payers) located within the BID area to create a the BID Board of Directors. There will be 12 on the Board, with 1 representatives from both East Renfrewshire Council and Police Scotland. The Steering Group would like to encourage a representative mix of Board members that includes the following business categories: Independent Businesses, National Organisations, Leisure and Hospitality, Retail, Non Retail, Beauty and Leisure, Charitable Organisations,  Professional and Financial, Business located across Main St, Westbourne Centre and Cross Arthurlie Street.

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Barrhead Town Centre becomes Scotland's 36th BID

Barrhead Town Centre has voted to become Scotland's 36th Business Improvement District.

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Barrhead BID Wins Ballot

After 6 weeks of voting, the businesses in Barrhead Town Centre have voted in favour of forming a Business Improvement District.

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