Barry was an employee at Home Farm's Fish & Game Farm, alongside Jock MacDonald and Bill Middleton. The trio were made redundant in January 1988 but NY Estates sold their properties and left Beckindale, so the trio asked for their jobs back, on the promise they'd all stick together. Jock and Bill were brought back on a temporary basis but Barry wasn't, so Barry flew into a rage at Jock and Bill. He accused them of being backstabbers and ditched Jock and Bill, before leaving the village.
Barry was uncredited in his first appearance.