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 two churches and a police station.
It is home to Mainsriddle Pottery where you find hand thrown high-fired stoneware and porcelain, ceramic animals and watercolours. The pottery has a constantly evolving selection of work all handmade on the premises. There is also B&B accommodation at Alva House