Barlas remains one of the legends of Castlehead. You could catch him on an off-day, but I remember more things that he said in class than any other teacher, so he certainly has something.
I dont really know how I managed to get onto this site but many years ago Mr Barlas was very kind to me and gave me some advice that has stayed with me. Thank you. You are a great teacher.
oi! You Jim Barlas? ha ha ha, one of the best teachers