There are three services which serve the community area. The 372 operates between Dumfries, Sandyhills and Dalbeattie and the 372a just between Dalbeattie and Southerness. Where appropriate these buses serve Carsethorne, Southerness, Colvend, Rockcliffe and Kippford. There is also the 825 between Dumfries and Dalbeattie. This operates on school days only. It follows the B793 from Caulkerbush to Dalbeattie thus missing Colvend, Sandyhills, Rockcliffe and Kippford.
The Colvend Produce and Makers market is a small friendly market but still big enough to show off some of the best in local food and crafts. It takes place on the fourth Saturday of each month from March to November from 10.00am to 2.00pm.
Colvend and Southwick Community Council as with all the other Community Councils plays an important role in allowing members of the community to raise a variety of issues. The Dumfries & Galloway website has a comprehensive overview of the structure and duties of Community Councils. Click the link here to go to their Community Councils' page. This also has details of the upcoming Community Council elections. The Scottish Government has also has a website devoted to Community Councils.
For over 100 years the Colvend Southwick and Kirkbean Parish has held a sale in aid of church funds on the second Thursday of August.
This normally takes place at Colvend Public Hall. Renowned for the bargains to be had people come from miles around to see what they can find and join in the fun,
In the centre of Colvend, diagonally across the road from the Colvend Public Hall, Colvend shop and the Treats and Eats Cafe is Colvend Primary School. It is a small, rural school that serves the villages of Colvend, Rockcliffe, Kippford, Sandyhills and Caulkerbush and has some 24 pupils. The head teacher is Miss Leona Wallace and the school has an active and enthusiastic Parent Council.
The School Handbook provides a comprehensive guide to the school.
Ther are a number of defibrillatos located in the Colved and Soutwick Community Area.
The Information Centre beside the Colvend Shop, Colvend, Dalbeattie DG5 4QD
Colvend Golf Club, Sandyhills, Dalbeattie DG5 4PY 01556 630398
Kippford Village Hall, Kippford, Dalbeattie DG5 4LW
The defibrillators are located on external walls and available 24 hours. Full instructions are with the equipment.
The NTS Rockcliffe property is one of Scotland's prettiest stretches of coastline.
The parish boundary and community council areas are not quite the same. The Parish of Colvend, Southwick and Kirkbean incorporates some of the Kirkbean community council area. There are two churches within the parish. A third, Kirkbean Church closed in November 2010. It is now a private dwelling.