Welcome to the website of Colvend and Southwick Community Council

This is the website of the Colvend and Southwick Community Council.  On this page you will  find upcoming events within the community area   If you wish an event included on this page just send the details to enquiry@colvendcommunity.co.uk.

We try and feature items relevant to the local area. Any feedback on the site is welcome.  Email enquiry@colvendcommunity.co.uk



If you are concerned about potholes you encounter on local roads it is very easy to report them. Just ring Dumfries & Galloway Council on 030 33 33 3000.  You simply need to provide the location of the pothole. If you prefer you can go to the specific council website page where you can enter the details.  The Council will email you with the progress.



The Community Council operates four WhatsApp groups

  • Colvend Connect for residents in the area from Colvend to Southwick

  • Rockcliffe Connect for residents of Rockcliffe

  • Portling Connect for Portling and Port o' Warren

  • Kippford Connect for its residents

If you wish to join these groups, require assistance or want to volunteer please email colvendconnect@gmail.com



The Council also has a Facebook page



If you are a visitor to the area you might care to look at the VisitScotland website for things to do and see both locally and elsewhere in Dumfries & Galloway


Our communities

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 is the centre of the Community area. It has a Church, a shop, a cafe, a school and a Public Hall, Parish Hall and a tourist information...
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...
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...
Sandyhills has a large sandy beach which gently slopes so the water is always shallow.  It is a great favourite with families.  ...

Local Events

Sunday, 14 April, 2024 - 10:00

The service will be led by the Rev'd John Murdoch

All are welcome

Tea, coffee and biscuits are available after the service

There is  more information on the Parish of Colvend, Southwick and Kirkbean on its website 

Sunday, 14 April, 2024 - 11:30

The service will be led by Rev'd John Murdoch 

All are welcome.

Teas and coffees are available after the service.

There is more information about Colvend Church on the church website

Tuesday, 16 April, 2024 - 19:00 to 21:00

The Colvend Indoor Sports Club is a social event featuring

  • Short Mat Bowls
  • Tabel Tennis
  • Carpet Bowls
  • Pool
  • Darts

Come and have fun every Tuesday.  Everyone is welcome and tuition is available.

Friday, 19 April, 2024 - 19:30

Why Not Scotland? is a feature-length documentary which forms a central part of the Scottish Rewilding Alliance’s Rewilding Nation campaign. The film accompanies Flo, a young Scot from Glasgow, on an intensely personal journey, as she seeks out examples of nature recovery around Europe.

Refreshments provided.  Entry is free of charge but donations will be gratefully received (suggested amount £2 - £5).

Entry by ticket only.  Tickets available at Colvend Shop


Sunday, 21 April, 2024 - 10:00

The service will be led by Rev'd John Murdoch

All are welcome

Join us for tea or coffee after the service 

There is more information on the church website 

Sunday, 21 April, 2024 - 11:30

The service will be led by Rev'd John Murdoch

All are welcome.  

Join us for tea or coffee after the service.

There is more information on the church website 

Friday, 26 April, 2024 - 17:00 to 20:00

Freshly wood fired delicious pop-up-pizza for all. 

The Pizza Wagon is at Colvend on the fourth Friday of each month.

Check out the Pizza Wagon's Facebook page for the latest information.

Drop them a message to book your time slot.  Never to early to book

For more information telephone 07704 479902 or email:  thepizzawagon@hotmail.com 

Saturday, 27 April, 2024 - 10:00 to 14:00

March the first market of 2024 done and dusted!  Thank you to everyone who attended, amazing day! There was rain there was sun, there was Drama ! Market family back together!  See you again in April.

Showcasing Producers & Makers from in and around Dumfries & Galloway.

For the latest information go to the Market's Facebook page

Entry is free and there is free parking

Saturday, 27 April, 2024 - 19:30 to 23:00

Come and dance the night away in aid of the RNLI at our themed disco evening.  Tickets available from Kippford RNLI shop or by getting in touch via our Facebook page.

Tickets £10.00

Bring your own drinks and snacks.

Saturday, 25 May, 2024 - 12:00 to 16:30

A great day out for all the family 

Incorporates the Colvend Produce and Makers Market and the Spring Fling

Something for everyone

More details to follow

Thursday, 8 August, 2024 - 12:00

Advance notice - more details to follow

Read all about the 2023 sale here