Welcome to the website of Colvend and Southwick Community Council

Colvend Primary School Open Afternoon

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.

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



If you are concerned about potholes you encounter on local roads it is very easy to report them. Just ring Dumfries & Galloway Council on 030 33 33 3000.  You simply need to provide the location of the pothole. If you prefer you can go to the specific council website page where you can enter the details.  The Council will email you with the progress.



The Community Council operates four WhatsApp groups

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

  • Rockcliffe Connect for residents of Rockcliffe

  • Portling Connect for Portling and Port o' Warren

  • Kippford Connect for its residents

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



The Council also has a Facebook page



If you are a visitor to the area you might care to look at the VisitScotland website for things to do and see both locally and elsewhere in Dumfries & Galloway


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

Local Events

Sunday, 10 December, 2023 - 10:00

The service will be led by the Rev'd John Murdoch

 All are welcome

Join us for tea or coffee after the service.

There is more information about our parish on the church website

Sunday, 10 December, 2023 - 11:30

The service will be led by Rev'd John Murdoch 

All are welcome.

Join us for tea or coffee after the service

There is more information about Colvend Church on the church website

Tuesday, 12 December, 2023 - 13:30 to 15:00

Are you a nursery pupil starting P1 in August 2024?

Are you new to the area or looking for a new school?

Come and join us to see what great opportunities our little school can offer!

Contact 01556 630 281

Tuesday, 12 December, 2023 - 19:00 to 21:00

The Colvend Indoor Sports Club is a social event featuring

  • Short Mat Bowls
  • Tabel Tennis
  • Carpet Bowls
  • Pool
  • Darts

Come and have fun every Tuesday.  Everyone is welcome and tuition is available.

Thursday, 14 December, 2023 - 13:30 to 15:30

Come along to knit, craft or chatter with a friendly group over a cup of tea or coffee.

All welcome - you don't have to be able to knit just join us for a chat.

Every Thursday  in the conservatory of the Clonyard Hotel

Tuesday, 19 December, 2023 - 19:00 to 21:00

The Colvend Indoor Sports Club

The Club is a social event featuring

  • Short Mat Bowls
  • Tabel Tennis
  • Carpet Bowls
  • Pool
  • Darts

Come and have fun every Tuesday.  Everyone is welcome and tuition is available.

Friday, 22 December, 2023 - 17:00 to 20:00

Freshly wood fired delicious pop-up-pizza for all. 

The Pizza Wagon is at Colvend on the fourth Friday of each month.

Check out the Pizza Wagon's Facebook page for the latest information.

Drop them a message to book your time slot.

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

Thursday, 1 February, 2024 - 19:00

This is the monthly meeting of the Community Council.  (There is no meeting in January)

All members of the community are welcome at these 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. under the Your Community Council tab above, or follow this  shortcut.

Saturday, 23 March, 2024 - 10:00 to 14:00

Showcasing Producers & Makers from in and around Dumfries & Galloway.

Thank you to everyone who has supported our market during 2023! Traders and customers. 

Wishing everyone a fabulous festive period and we will see you all again in March 2024!

For the latest information go to the Market's Facebook page

Entry is free and there is free parking