Local information

A crannog is a type of ancient loch dwelling bult as a partial or artificial island.  They were normally built in lakes and estuarine waters for security reasons and are found in Scotland, Wales and Ireland.  As can be seen in the picture of a reproduction the structure was made of timber or sometimes of stone and were usually constructed on existing islets or in the shallows of a lake.  The example here at Barean is in water of 3-5 metres depth and was constructed on large piles driven into the loch floor.  Usually the shape of these islands/structur

The 372 is the bus service which runs between Dumfries and Dalbeattie on the A710 coast road.

Due to covid-19 the timetable has been frequently changing.  A new timetable came into operation on 10th August 2020.  It looks as if services are about back to pre-Covid.  Follow the link below for the latest timetables.  Scroll down for the 372 service.  Note that this is the most reliable source of timetables.  Some website timetables have not been updated.  The timetables on the bus stops may also not have been updated.

You will appreciate that covid-19 has affected the activities of many of the organisations listed.

 

You can use this page to feature your local club or society.  Just email your information to enquiry@colvendcommunity.co.uk

 

Bridge 

There is bridge at Kippford Village Hall on Tuesdays.  Visit the Kippford Village Hall website

 

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.  Keep checking our events page to see how it is operating during the pandemic. 

The Colvend & Southwick Community Council normally meets the first Thursday of each month in Colvend Public Hall at 7.00pm with the exceptions of January and August when there are no meetings.  Occasionally this can vary but you should find the date of the next meeting on the front page of this website or refer to the last minutes on this page.  Due to covid-19 there were no meetings in April or May 2021 since then they have been held via Zoom.

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.  Sadly this year it has been cancelled.  We hope it will return in 2021.

 The sale 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 30 pupils. Jane Alexander is the Partnership head teacher and the school has an active and enthusiastic Parent Council.

Colvend Public Hall Colvend, Dalbeattie DG5 4QD

Registered charity SCO 47442

Chairman: Robert Dinwiddie dinwiddie@btinternet.com

Ther are a number of defibrillators located in the Colvend and Soutwick Community Area.

 

They are:

The Information Centre beside the Colvend Shop, Colvend, Dalbeattie DG5 4QD

Barend Holiday Village (under arch by reception, Sandyhills DG5 4NU

Castle Point Caravan & Camping Site, Rockcliffe, DG5 4QL 

Colvend Golf Club, Sandyhills, Dalbeattie DG5 4PY 01556 630398

Craigieknowes Golf Course, Banbarrough DG5 4QS

Kippford Village Hall, Kippford, Dalbeattie DG5 4LW 

The NTS Rockcliffe property is one of Scotland's prettiest stretches of coastline.