Welcome to the website of Colvend and Southwick Community Council

One of the many visitors at the successful Gala Day in June

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



Census Coverage Survey 


The National Records of Scotland has launched a Census Coverage Survey. 

The survey will be conducted via doorstep visits to a small number of households across Dumfries and Galloway by Census Coverage Survey staff. Staff will carry identification, which can be checked by telephoning their free helpline on 0800 033 4010. The survey will take around 10 minutes to complete.  There is more information here.



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 three WhatsApp groups

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

  • Rockcliffe Connect for residents of Rockcliffe

  • Portling Contact for Portling and Port o' Warren

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


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 and a tourist information centre. Colvend...
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

Wednesday, 29 June, 2022 - 18:30 to 20:30

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

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

There is room for more members including beginners

Just ring Andrea on 0771 375 1987 or simply come along.

Friday, 1 July, 2022 - 17:30

Dumfries Mobile Fish and Chips are coming to Colvend on the first Friday of each month

Comprehensive menu

Phone Nicola on 07376 431441 to secure your order and time slot.

We work on a pre order system so get your orders in as soon as possible to secure your preferred time slot.  

Follow this link to their Facebook page for more details.

Sunday, 3 July, 2022 - 10:00

The service will be led by Rev John A H Murdoch

All are welcome

There is some more information on Southwick Church on its website 

Sunday, 3 July, 2022 - 11:30

The service will be led by the Rev John A H Murdoch

All are welcome

There is more information about Colvend Church on the church website

Sunday, 3 July, 2022 - 14:00 to 17:00

Extensive gardens in three main areas - a traditional formal walled garden, hedged formal garden and a large water garden.

£5.00 children free

Supporting Loch Arthur Camphill Community.

Go to the link below for directions.

Wednesday, 6 July, 2022 - 18:30 to 20:30

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

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

There is room for more members including beginners

Just ring Andrea on 0771 375 1987 or simply come along.

Thursday, 21 July, 2022 - 17:00 to 20:00

Freshly wood fired delicious pop-up-pizza for all.  Normally every fourth Friday of the month at Colvend but note this month it is a Thursday.

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

Currently pre-orders are required by the Tuesday  before.  Please contact for details

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

Saturday, 23 July, 2022 - 10:00 to 14:00

Come along for a wonderful selection of local produce and craft items.

Teas, coffees and delicious home-made cakes are available in the pop-up cafe.

Come and browse as you are sure to find something to tempt you.

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

Entry is free and there is free parking

Thursday, 18 August, 2022 - 19:00

All members of the community are welcome at our meetings - just turn up.

Following the AGM the regular meeting of the Community Council will take place.  The draft minutes of the last AGM on 7th October 2021 can be found here.

There is more information on the Colvend and Southwick Community Council, including minutes of recent meetings, links to planning decisions etc. under the Your Community Council tab above, or follow this  shortcut.

Saturday, 10 September, 2022 - 10:00 to Sunday, 11 September, 2022 - 16:00

A painting course led by Kate Bentley SWA 

Love Mountains?  - this is for you!

This 2-day workshop is designed for those who have some basic knowledge of acrylic painting but have a thirst to know more!

Kate will initially discuss important landscape elements such as composition, recession in the landscape and colour. ‘Follow me’  type exercises and experimentation to follow.  Demonstrations and advice are also key elements in this workshop and will be offered throughout the weekend.

 Kate will demonstrate how to build up a painting to create depth, texture and atmosphere and  a more professional finish through the use of glazes . Also plenty of tips and tricks on the way!

£185.  including  refreshments. Bring a packed  lunch.  Materials can be hired...please enquire.

For queries, to book and for details of other courses click here