Community Council Projects

The telescope sited at Rockcliffe courtesy of the Community Council (see below)


Community Council Projects

Following is a summary of the projects undertaken on behalf of the community  by Colvend and Southwick Community Council since 2014.    These will be updated as required.  

Every month a comprehensive report is produced and you can read the report for August here - scroll down for earlier reports.


2021 to date

Replacement of the Caulkerbush bus shelter

A new bus shelter was created partly funded with a grant of £1,473.00 with funding from the Robin Rigg Community fund. The new shelter installed on a concrete base and the doorway was modified to allow wheelchair access. An internal noticeboard and C&SCC project signare still to be purchased, both are included in the project cost.


Other Bus Shelters

The Sandyhills shelter has been restained both inside and out.  Its condition is showing signs of woodworm and deterioration and the Dumfries & Galloway Roads Department has been informed.

The Portling shelter's window glass requires replacement as it is opaque.   Dumfries & Galloway Roads Department has been asked to provide new glass and a reply is awaited.  There has been a request to install a notice board within this shelter.


Barean Crannog Interpretation Board

Installed on 1st September with paving slabs to be laid by volunteers.  The board was courtesy of a  South West Environmental Action Trust grant.  


Coastal Path Interpretation Boards

Two more boards are planned "Smugglers and Shipwrecks" and a "Gutcher Isle" board.  The design of both is being finalised.  RWE Renewables have agreed to sponsorship of £791.10 and a grant of £850 has been received from the Galloway Association of Glasgow.  Total budget for the project is £4,641.10




Four defibrilators were replaced including the cabinets and with heating at a cost of £5,995.20 with a grant from the Robin Rigg Community Fund.  These are the ones located at the Colvend Shop, Barend Holiday Village, Castle Point Caravan and Camping site and Colvend Golf Club.  There are seven defibrilators located in the community area.  The full list is here.


Colvend Information Centre Railings

These enhanced the appearance of information centre at a cost of £1,063.24 provided by the D&G Regionwide Coastal Benefit Fund


Four replacement defibrillators with cabinets and heating were installed at a cost of £5,995.20 funded by the Robin Rigg Community Fund


Colvend Recreation Field

Between 2017 and 2019 the Colvend Recreation Field was created.  This significant project required the help of many individuals and organisations. There is a full report here.

The total cost was £49,913.35 with grants from Robin Rigg of £22,000, D&G LEADER £15,415.35 and the Dumfries & Galloway Stewartry Area Committee of £12,500.

There was a Grand Opening supported by £259.20 from the D&G Signature Gala Funding


Kippford Community Nature Reserve 

Supported with £8,000 from the Robin Rigg Community Fund.  Read more about the Kippford Community Nature Reserve on a page from the Kippford Association website.


Public Noticeboards Colvend Shop 

Supported with £351.75 from the Robin Rigg Community Fund


Colvend Golf Club Washdown Area

Supported with £1,500 from the Robin Rigg Community Fund


Red Squirrel Network

Supported with £500 from the Robin Rigg Community Fund.  Read more here.


Rockcliffe Telescope Mounting

Supported with £1,000 from the Robin Rigg Community Fund



The information Centre was refurbished at a cost of £500 funded by the Robin Rigg Community Fund


Colvend Public Hall Roof Repairs

Essential work was carried out with the assistance of £7,595.07 from the Robin Rigg fund.

Nelson's Grave

Renovation of the grave and a new interpretation board.  Total cost £1,281.20 with the help of the Robin Rigg fund and £500 from D&G Council



Southwick Flower Festival

This was supported with £300 from Robin Rigg


A footpath at Kippford road end was created.  This and the footpath below cost £2,00.00.   Robin Rigg provided £1,500.00 and the Dumfries & Galloway Safety Fund contributed £500.00.



Southwick Tennis Club posts and netting were replaced at a cost of £840.34.  A Dalbeattie Forest picnic table was provided.  New stage curtains were supplied to Colvend Public Hall at a cost of £1,000.00.  The Robin Rigg Commuity Fund provided the funding,  The footpath between the Rockcliffe road end almost to Colvend church was created.