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 

enquiry@colvendcommunity.co.uk 

and we would be happy to publish it.

For a while we had the wrong date for the Balliol Singers Concert in Colvend Public Hall.  Please note the correct date is Tuesday 10th December 2019.  It promises to be a most enjoyable evening - there are more details below.

 

 

 

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
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...
Rockcliffe
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

Sunday, 8 December, 2019 - 10:00

All welcome.

Join us for tea or coffee after the service

There is more information on the church here

Sunday, 8 December, 2019 - 10:00

All welcome.

Coffee is available after the service.

Christ Church is a Scottish Episcopalian Church and a sister church of the church of England.

Sunday, 8 December, 2019 - 11:30

You are most welcome to join us..

Stay for tea or coffee with us after the service.

There is a description of the church here.

Tuesday, 10 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

Wednesday, 11 December, 2019 - 18:30 to 20:30

Even if you have never played before come and give it a go.

Adults £2.00 children £1.00

For more information contact Andrea Robb 07713 751987

Thursday, 12 December, 2019 - 10:00

All welcome.

Coffee is available after the service.

Christ Church is a Scottish Episcopalian Chruch and a sister church to the Church of England

Thursday, 12 December, 2019 - 11:00 to 13:00

Every fortnight from now to 28 November.  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 trees and plants shutting down for the winter to birds flocking in their masses.  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 - 01387 780579.

Car parking chages apply to non members.

Sunday, 15 December, 2019 - 09:30

All welcome.

Coffee is available after the service.

Christ Church is a Scottish Episcopalian Church and a sister church of the Church of England

Sunday, 15 December, 2019 - 10:00

A warm welcome awaits you.

Join us for tea or coffee after the service.

There is some more information on the church here.

Sunday, 15 December, 2019 - 11:30

All welcome.

Join us for tea or coffee after the service

There is more information on the church here

Wednesday, 18 December, 2019 - 18:30 to 20:30

Even if you have never played badminton before you are welcome to come along and give it a go.

Adults £2.00 children £1.00

For more information contact Andrea on 0771 375 1987

Sunday, 22 December, 2019 - 11:00

Come and join us for a service of Traditional Bible Readings and Carols for Christmas.  All carols sung by the Congregation.

Please note there is no service at Southwich Church today

There is more information on the church here

Sunday, 22 December, 2019 - 11:30

Christmas carols and readings until midnight

Tuesday, 24 December, 2019 - 04:00

The tale of Michael Mouse

All welcome - especially angels, shepherds, royalty, inn keepers and stars.

(height restrictions apply)

Sweet mince pies and Christmas drinks

Wednesday, 25 December, 2019 - 10:30

Christmas Carols and readings

There will be communion after the service for those wishing to stay behind

Thursday, 26 December, 2019 - 11:00 to 13:00

Stretch you legs after the festive season and discover some of the amazing wildlife looked after on the farm.  Get closer views of our waders, ducks and wintering gaggles of geese or glimpses of finches sparrows and bunting foraging in the fields.  (Note:  booking must be made before 24 December.  This walk will only take place if sufficient numbers are booked in advance).

 Price adults 4.00 children £2.00 (£3.00 and £1.50 for RSPB members).  Guided walk - booking essential.  Contact 01387 780579

Car parking chages apply to non members.

Friday, 27 March, 2020 - 10:00 to 14:00

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

The first market of 2020 then the fourth Friday of each month

Refreshments.  Free parking.