Colvend Curling Club
The curling club existed from the middle of the 19th century but sadly wound up, due to lack of support in 2015 marked by a dinner on 19th November. It had a number of attractive trophies which have been passed to the Dalbeattie Museum for safekeeping. However these can be reclaimed to compete for again if somebody is willing to restart the club.
Colvend and District Badminton Club
A small but enthusiastic group play most Wednesdays in Colvend Public Hall at 6.30pm and 7.30pm all year. It is a friendly bunch and more adult players would be welcome.
Any age can come along to learn to play badminton and youngsers are particularly welcome at the beginners sessions. It only costs £1.00 a session for children and £2.00 for adults. Spare raquets are available if required.
You can simply turn up for either of the sessions or if you would like more information contact Andrea Robb 01556 610099 or 0771 375 1987
Colvend Colf Club
Colvend Golf Club was founded in 1905. The principal architect was Willie Fernie.
Colvend golf course was re-designed in 1985 by architect Dave Thomas. It was extended to 18 holes in May 1997. The principal architect was John Souter of GTI. The renowned golfer and TV commentator Peter Allis also had a hand in its design.
Nothing stands still, and our Centenary Project (2005) was to improve the course with adjustments to the 12th hole and with the introduction of a new 15th and 16th. These were designed in-house and the new layout opened for play in 2007.
Our significantly testing eighteen hole parkland layout is situated on the gorgeous Solway Coast, conveniently located near to Dumfries, Southerness (with its holiday villages), Castle Douglas and Dalbeattie with views over the Solway Firth to the Cumbrian Fells and, on a good day, offering a glimpse of the Isle of Man.
Some of the holes offer challenging water features, and tree lined fairways abound. We are particularly proud of our large oak and other hardwood trees, many of which are a significant feature of some of the holes.
Be assured of a warm welcome at Scotland's Friendliest Club
Lots more information at our website http://www.colvendgolfclub.co.uk/
Colvend Friendship Circle
Colvend, Southwick and Kirkbean Church of Scotland Guild
The Church of Scotland Guild is a movement within the Church of Scotland which invites and encourages both women and men to commit their lives to Jesus Christ and enables them to express their faith in worship, prayer and action.
With around 23,000 members, the Guild is one of Scotland's largest voluntary organisation. Although women make up the bulk of our membership, increasingly, men are becoming members and taking active roles at local and national levels.
The Guild's motto which is taken from Acts 27, verse 23: 'Whose we are and Whom we serve.'
Go to the Guild website to learn more of what we do.
Our theme for 2017/8 is : "Go in Love"
Meetings are normally held on the first Thursday of each month between September and April in Colvend Church Hall, Colvend, Dalbeattie DG5 4QN. There are exceptions. Check the Welcome page for details.
Visitors are always welcome at any meeting. For more information contact the convenor, Anne Millar, tel 01556 620253.
Most meetings feature an interesting speaker. To indicate the variety these are some of the topics from the last year: "Blood bikes in Dumfries & Galloway'; "Community Chaplaincy Listening"; "Guild Projects"; "the Life of Jane Haining", and "Our experience of working in the Solomon Islands 2009 -2016".
The 2017/18 series of meetings includes the talks, "a Window on the Past" and "About Botswana".
Southwick Tennis Club
The club was founded in 1928. We have two grass courts and are open daily during the season.
The club’s normal season opens in opens in June and is open to visitors of all ages and abilities and is great for kids.
Members night on Mondays at 7.00pm and visitors are welcome.
Annual membership: Adults £25.00, children (school age) £15.00, Senior Citizens £20.00, Family/Household £60.00
Visitors fees; Adults £5.00 per court up to 2 hours and £8.00 per court doubles. Weekly rate £25.00 per family, £15.00 per adult and £10.00 per school age child
If you wish to join please make cheque payable to Southwick Tennis Club and send/hand in to Irene Drummond, Castle Farm, Southwick tel 01387 780634
Solway Yacht Club
The Solway Yacht Club was established in 1904 and is situated in the village of Kippford, on the Colvend Coast in Dumfries and Galloway.
The Solway Yacht Club's situation on the Urr estuary provides for a variety of sailing from exciting dinghy racing in the shelter of the bay to offshore racing and cruising.
The Club has a strong Cadet Training Section with RYA Qualified Instructors.
Each August, 'Kippford Week' racing has become an annual pilgrimage for many families, from all parts of the UK.
The Solway Yacht Club offers a cordial invitation to visiting sailors. However, Kippford is not really a suitable berthing area for Fin Keelers.
Click here for more information about the club.