Welcome to the website of Colvend and Southwick Community Council

Sunset from Southwick Wildlife Reserve - the Isle of Man and a murmuration

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 there are few events to currently feature due covid-19 elsewhere on the site there is a wealth of local information.  If you wish an event included on htis page send the details to enquiry@colvendcommunity.co.uk

As is well known red squirrels are under threat.  A page has just been added to this website, under local information, which provides a brief introduction and a link to the Saving Scotland's Red Squirrels website an organisation which aims to protect our native squirrels.


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

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...

Local Events

Wednesday, 4 November, 2020 - 19:00

Please note that the meeting is on a Wednesday instead of the usual Thursday to avoid Guy Fawkes night.

Copies of the agenda are available by emailing colvendandsouthwick@gmail.com

These meeting will be by Zoom.  All members of the community are welcome to attend.  Log in details are contained in the draft October minutes.

There is more information on the Colvend and Southwick Community Council, including minutes of all recent meetings, in the Local Information section of this website or follow the link below.

Friday, 27 November, 2020 - 17:00 to 20:00

Freshly wood fired pop-up-pizza for all.

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

Saturday, 28 November, 2020 - 10:00 to 12:00

The market will be open for people to collect orders placed in advance

Producers may be limited due to the current circumstances 

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

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

There is more information on the market page of this website or click below for their Facebook page.