Welcome to the website of Colvend and Southwick Community Council

Looking along the Colvend Coast west from Mersehead

This is the website of the Colvend and Southwick Community Council.  On this page you will find normally find upcoming events within the community though these may no longer be taking place elsewhere on the site there is a wealth of local information.

The Community Council has recieved information on changes to waste collection in Dumfries & Galloway.  Go to our Colvend and Southwick Community Council page for the details.

We try and feature items relevant to the local area. Any feedback on the site is welcome and if you have an event in the area served by the Community Council please send the information to 


and we would be happy to publish it.  We only feature events relevant to the community area.  The Dalbeattie Matters website covers a wider area.

Our communities

Where the road from Kippford joins the A710 lies the hamlet of Barnbarroch. Barnbarroch just consists of a few houses but here you will find...
Southwick is the name of the parish and where the B793 from Dalbeattie meets the A710 is the hamlet of Caulkerbush thus the road sign states "...
Arguably Colvend is the centre of the Community area. It has a Church, a shop, a cafe, a school and a Public Hall. Colvend Church is about half a...
Kippford is attractively positioned on the eastern bank of the River Urr, near where it runs into the Solway Firth, and has extensive views across...
Mainsriddle is five and a half miles east of Colvend on the main road to Dumfries. It is little more than an attractive row of houses but once had...
The hamlet of Portling overlooks the Solway and incorporates a stony beach at Port O' Warren. The local coastguard base is in Portling. If you are...
The village is at the head of a sheltered bay on the shores of The Solway Firth. The village has an attractive sandy beach, interspersed by rocky...
Sandyhills has a large sandy beach which gently slopes so the water is always shallow.  It is a great favourite with families. The...

This is where you will normally find forthcoming events. These will be featured again when the situation allows.

Monday, 6 April, 2020 - 13:00 to 15:00

Meet our guide in Bruaich Hide to help you see ducks, geese and other wildlife up close through binoculars and a telescope.  If new to your birdwatching they will help you identify them too and tell how we are helping them.

Contact us tel 01387 780579

Email mersehead@rspb.org.uk

Wednesday, 8 April, 2020 - 20:30 to 22:00

Feast your eyes on badgers as they snuffle around for a snack in the garden.  Watch them from the comfort of our Sulwath Centre, with hot drinks also available for the evening.  And who knows what else might turn up.

Booking essential

Price: Adult member £10.00 / Adult non-member £12.00.  Child member £5.00 / non-member child £6.00


Friday, 10 April, 2020 - 11:00 to 15:00

 Get busy in "Badgers Corner" on the swings or slide.  Scurry through the tunnel or be creative in hte sandpit or mud kitchen.  Then get crafty, building nests for all those Easter eggs you hope to have (no eggs included).  Easter Bunny will not be out until Sunday so go in search of some egg-layers instead and take part in our creature hunt.

If staying for the day please bring a picnic.

Tel.  01387 780579  Email mersehead@rspb.org