Local information

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.  

The Solway Firth Partnership is an independent charity that works to support the local communities while respecting, protecting and celebrating the distinctive character and natural features of our marine and coastal area.

Visitors to the area may be surprised how far out the tide goes.

Below you will find a link to help you plan your activities whether it involves bathing or sailing.  This is caculated for the next seven days for Hestan Island.

The picture shows a particularly high tide at Rockcliffe in February 2014.