Welcome to the new look website of Colvend and Southwick Community Council

The  view of Colvend from White Hill

The view of Colvend from White Hill

This is the website of the Colvend and Southwick Community Council.  On this page you will find upcoming events within the community.  Elsewhere on the site there is a wealth of local information.  If you regularly visit the website you will observe a number of changes.   If there is anything that has not been carried over from the old website that you would like to see simply get in touch.

We try and feature items relevant to the local area. Any feedback on the site is welcome and if you have an event in the area served by the Community Council please contact us, we would be happy to publish it.

A couple of local gardens can be viewed under Scotland's Gardens Scheme in June.  Scroll down to find them.

Our communities

Barnbaroch
Where the road from Kippford joins the A710 lies the hamlet of Barnbarroch. Barnbarroch just consists of a few houses but here you will find...
Southwick is the name of the parish and where the B793 from Dalbeattie meets the A710 is the hamlet of Caulkerbush thus the road sign states "...
Colvend
Arguably Colvend is the centre of the Community area. It has a Church, a shop, a cafe, a school and a Public Hall. Colvend Church is about half a...
Kippford is attractively positioned on the eastern bank of the River Urr, near where it runs into the Solway Firth, and has extensive views across...
Mainsriddle is five and a half miles east of Colvend on the main road to Dumfries. It is little more than an attractive row of houses but once had...
The hamlet of Portling overlooks the Solway and incorporates a stony beach at Port O' Warren. The local coastguard base is in Portling. If you are...
Rockcliffe
The village is at the head of a sheltered bay on the shores of The Solway Firth. The village has an attractive sandy beach, interspersed by rocky...
The name of the village says it all - Sandyhills. Dominated by a beautiful quiet sandy bay with sand dunes, and with a backdrop of rolling hills and...

Coming up

Wednesday, 22 May, 2019 - 18:30 to 20:30

Even if you have never played badminton before you are welcome to come along and give it a go.

Sessions are only £2.00 for adults and £1.00 for school children.

For more information contact Andrea on 0771 375 1987

Thursday, 23 May, 2019 - 10:00

All welcome.

Coffee is available after the service.

Christ Church is a Scottish Episcopalian Chruch and a sister church to the Church of England

Saturday, 25 May, 2019 - 16:45

Showcasing producers and makers from in and Around Dumfries & Galloway.  Lots of good things to see and taste

Refreshments

Free Parking

Sunday, 26 May, 2019 - 10:00

Coffee is available after the service. Christ Church is a Scottish Episcopalian Church and a sister church to the Church of England.

Sunday, 26 May, 2019 - 10:00

All welcome.

Join us for tea or coffee after the service.

There is some more information on the church here.

Sunday, 26 May, 2019 - 11:00 to 15:00

Get busy in Badger's Corner on the swings or slide, scurry through the tunnel or be creative in the sand pit and mud kitchen!  See what's on the reserve and take part in various self-lead and guided activities.

If staying for the day please bring along a picnic.

Sunday, 26 May, 2019 - 11:30

All welcome.

Join us for tea or coffee after the service.

There is a description of the church here.

Monday, 27 May, 2019 - 19:30

Welcoming back award-winning Dutch violinist Tim Kliphuis, whose style embraces classical, gypsy jazz and folk.  His trio features as always Dumfries-born bass master Ron Percy and guitar wizard Nigel Clark.

Tickets £12.00  - book here

Wednesday, 29 May, 2019 - 18:30 to 20:30

Even if you have never played before come and give it a go.

Adults £2.00 children £1.00

For more information contact Andrea Robb 07713 751987

Sunday, 2 June, 2019 - 14:00 to 17:00

This one-and-a-half acre garden extends to the high water mark with fine views across the Urr Estuary, Rough Island and beyond.  Mixed shrub and herbacious borders surround the house and there is a new walled garden for fruit and vegetables.

Admission £4.00, children free.

Thursday, 6 June, 2019 - 19:00

All members of the community are welcome to attend - just come along.

There is more information on the community council including minutes of recent meetings under Community Council Information.  Follow the link below.

Saturday, 22 June, 2019 - 10:00 to 14:00

Showcasing producers and makers from in and around Dumfries & Galloway.  

Refreshments.  Free parking.

Sunday, 23 June, 2019 - 00:00

Open event

Ladies Pairs

£18.00 per pair

For entries or more information call the clubhouse on 015556 630398

Sunday, 30 June, 2019 - 14:00 to 17:00

The extensive gardens of Southwick House comprise three main areas.  The first is a traditional formal walled garden with potager and large glasshouses.  Adjacent to this is a hedged formal agrden with herbaceous, shrup and rose beds.  Outwith the  formal garden there is a large water garden plus trees, shrubs and lawns running alongside the southwick Burn.

Thursday, 4 July, 2019 - 09:30

All members of the community are welcome to attend - just come along.

There is more information on the Community Council including minutes of recent meetings under Community Council information.  Follow the link below.