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Clubs and Societies

You will appreciate that covid-19 has affected the activities of many of the organisations listed.  Contact them for the current situation.


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



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


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 racquets 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

Go to the club website for more information


Colvend Friendship Circle

Ladies meet for lunch once a month at a variety of local venues.  During the summer we meet for lunch in the wider area and visit regional attractions. New members are welcome.  For more information email Linda Edmundson at  lindaedmundson@btinternet.com


Colvend, Southwick and Kirkbean Church of Scotland Guild

Meetings are normally held at 2.30pm on the first Thursday of each month between September and April in Colvend Church Hall, Colvend, Dalbeattie DG5 4QN.  There are exceptions.  Check Local Event on our Welcome page for details. 

Most meetings feature an interesting speaker or are a social occasion. The comprehensive programme can be seen from what is scheduled for  2019/20:  October - Speaker Violet Service on the Guild Projects; November- an Afternoon Tea; December - Christmas Lunch; January - Speaker Andrew Nicholson on the Galloway Hoard;  February - Speaker Fiona Blandford on the Bridge Wellness Centre, Dalbeattie;  March - Annual General Meeting plus speaker Heather Hall on the Usual Place, Dumfries;  April 2nd - an Afternoon Tea, and on April 14th Stewartry Guilds Together with speaker Dr Pam Cairns on Seema's Project plus a Pot Luck Lunch

Visitors are always welcome at any meeting.  For more information contact the convenor, Anne Millar, tel 01556 620253.

With around 23,000 members, the Guild is one of Scotland's largest voluntary organisations. 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 they do. 


Royal National Lifeboat Institute

There is a lifeboat station in Kippford and a RNLI shop.  They operate a D-Class Inshore Lifeboat and have an enthusiastic fundraising committe which organises local events.

Their Facebook page has all the latest local information or visit their website for the national picture



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.