Welcome to the website of Colvend and Southwick Community Council

High tide at Portling

This is the website of the Colvend and Southwick Community Council.  On this page you will  find upcoming events within the community area   If you wish an event included on this page just send the details to

 enquiry@colvendcommunity.co.uk.

 

You can find out more about your Community Council by going to the approriate menu item or click here.

 

Currently the Community Council is looking for a Community minded individual to fill the position of Minute Secretary. The role involves taking accurate minutes during council meetings (10 per year) and any impromptu public meetings. Meeting transcripts will be required in Microsoft Word format within 48 hours. Full details including remuneration can be obtained by contacting the Secretary via email  secretary@colvendcommunity.co.uk or by phone on 01556 630598.

 

The Community Council operates two WhatsApp groups

  • Colvend Connect for residents in the area from Colvend to Southwick

  • Rockcliffe Connect for residents of Rockcliffe

If you wish to join these groups, require assistance or want to volunteer please email colvendconnect@gmail.com

 

We try and feature items relevant to the local area. Any feedback on the site is welcome.  Email enquiry@colvendcommunity.co.uk

 

Our communities

Barnbaroch
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 "...
Colvend
Colvend is the centre of the Community area. It has a Church, a shop, a cafe, a school and a Public Hall and a tourist information centre. Colvend...
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...

Local Events

Thursday, 23 September, 2021 - 17:00 to 20:00

Freshly wood fired delicious pop-up-pizza for all.  Check out the Pizza Wagon's Facebook page for the latest information - the link is below.

Every fourth Friday of the month at Colvend

Currently pre-orders are required by the Wednesday before.  Please contact for details

For more information telephone 07704 479902 or email:  thepizzawagon@hotmail.com

Friday, 24 September, 2021 - 10:00 to 14:00

Normality is begining to return - we are back to our former hours of 10.0am to 2.00pm and the pop-up cafe is open again serving teas, coffees, scones and cake.  Check the market's Facebook page (the link is below) for the latest information.  

There is also more information on the market page of this website.

Producers may be limited due to circumstances 

Full social distancing will apply and numbers in the Hall may be limited.

The market showcases producers and makers from in and around Dumfries & Galloway.

 

Thursday, 7 October, 2021 - 19:00

All members of the community are welcome at our meetings - just turn up.

There is more information on the Colvend and Southwick Community Council, including minutes of recent meetings, links to planning decisions etc. in the Local Information section of this website, or follow the shortcut below.

Saturday, 30 October, 2021 - 10:00 to 16:00

Taking the mystery out of drawing and watercolours for complete beginners 

If you know nothing about drawing or watercolours but would love to know more then this relaxed and informative day is a great starting point for you to get to grips with it all.

All materials provided and with plenty of demonstrations and step by step instructions you cannot fail to fall in love with this fantastic medium.

The workshop will initially concentrate on basic drawing skills, materials, colour theory and colour mixing, not forgetting brush technique and brush control. We will move swiftly on to practical exercises to help you learn quickly and effectively the skills you need to advance to a painting. For those wishing to progress towards a simple landscape ‘painting’, Kate will demonstrate by a follow - me type demonstration to help you gain confidence in your newly acquired skills 

These introductory days can be followed up with further sessions to help you gain confidence and build on the skills you have learnt and apply your new skills to a wealth of subject matter.

Cost £95.00 including all materials and refreshments.

 Bring a packed lunch.

To book a place or for more information contact Kate Bentley - tel 07761 183908 or email kate@katebentley.co.uk

Saturday, 20 November, 2021 - 10:00 to 16:00

Acrylics are seen as an attractive and easy medium for the amateur painter. However, Kate firmly believes that you still need a good foundation course into the basic essentials and skills required to use this diverse medium to its limits ..whilst still having fun of course!

  • The workshop will initially concentrate on materials and medium usage, not forgetting brush and palette knife technique.  We will move swiftly on to practical exercises to help you learn quickly and effectively the skills you need to advance to a painting.

  • These skills are also transferable to those interested in progressing into oil paint in the future.

These introductory days can be followed up with further sessions to help you gain confidence and build on the skills you have learnt and apply your new skills to a wealth of subject matter.

Cost £95.  Including all materials and refreshments.  Bring a packed lunch.

To book a place or for more information contact Kate Bentley - tel 07761 183908 or email kate@katebentley.co.uk