18 Sep 2015

Mary Barbour

I am delighted that progress is being made to fund a lasting tribute to Mary Barbour in Kilbarchan where she was born in 1875 before moving to Elderslie and then on to Govan in her adult years. Johnstone and The Villages Local Area Committee has proposed that an award of £6000 from the Renfrewshire Citizens Fund be made to support different forms of tribute and commemoration in Kilbarchan including a cairn to be built in New Street close to the spot where she was born. Mary was a crusader of her time and it’s right that we remember her. Local Labour councillor Derek Bibby has been at the forefront of this campaign to recognise Mary Barbour and if you have any memorabilia such as press cuttings, artefacts and recollections of Mary’s family, he would love you to get in touch by emailing cllr.derek.bibby@renfrewshire.gov.uk