Welcome to the website of Colvend and Southwick Community Council

Robin Rigg from Mersehead

This is the website of the Colvend and Southwick Community Council.  On this page you will find upcoming events within the community.  Elsewhere on the site there is a wealth of local information.  

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.


The Solway Firth Partnership has just published their latest Tide Lines.  This is a 32-page magazine with many fascinating articles related to the Solway.  This issue features articles on Mersehead and Five Arches, a book by local author D Malcolm Gibson.






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...

Coming up

Wednesday, 20 November, 2019 - 12:30

The Colvend Friendship Circle is a friendly group of ladies from around the Colvend area who meet for lunch and a chat every third Wednesday of each month.  For more information contact Linda Edmundson 01556 630334 lindaedmundson@btinternet.com

Friday, 22 November, 2019 - 07:30

An evening of light hearted music and entertainment for all.

Produced by the Kippford and District Lifeboat Fundraising Committee

Tickets £10.00     Raffle

Tickets available from the Lifeboat Shop, Kippford - or

Susan Strachan 01556 612028

Cheryl McLellan  01556 620102

Mary Hesketh  01556 620211

Scottish Charity SCO 37736

Friday, 22 November, 2019 - 17:00 to 20:00

Freshly wood fired pop-up-pizza for all.

Every fourth Friday of the month at Colvend

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

Saturday, 23 November, 2019 - 10:00 to 14:00

Showcasing producers and makers from in and around Dumfries & Galloway.  

Christmas gifts galore.

Refreshments.  Free parking.

Thursday, 28 November, 2019 - 11:00 to 13:00

The last of this year's Autumn Discovery Walks - discover some of the amazing wildlife looked after on this farm.  As the season changes so do the habitats and special creatures found here - from lush greens to gold reds and browns and nature's harvest to first arrivals from the Arctic.  These walks will give you a chance to see it all close up and learn how we manage this important place for nature in our fields and on the wetlands.  

Price adults 4.00 children £2.00 (£3.00 and £1.50 for RSPB members).  Guided walk - booking essential.

Car parking chages apply to non members.

Sunday, 1 December, 2019 - 11:30

Led by Rev James Gatherer

All welcome.

Join us for tea or coffee after the service

Please note that there is no service at Southwick

There is more information on the church here

Tuesday, 17 December, 2019 - 19:30

Choral music and readings for the Festive Season 

by the Balliol Singers

(formerly the Balliol Consort)

Director:  Mike Stenhouse

Free mulled wine and mince pies 

Admission  £10.00 (chidren free)

Tickets available from Colvend Shop

This event is in aid of Colvend Public Hall