Welcome to the website of Colvend and Southwick Community Council

Kippford on a sunny Sunday in June

This is the website of the Colvend and Southwick Community Council.  On this page you will normally find upcoming events within the community.  Though there are few events to currently feature due covid-19, elsewhere on the site there is a wealth of local information.  If you wish an event included on this page just send the details to enquiry@colvendcommunity.co.uk

The draft minutes of the July meeting of the Community Council are available. There is much of interest in them.  To download the minutes go to the Community Council page on this website by following the links from Local Information above, or click here.

Also worth visiting is our Solway Firth Partnership page.  They produce an informative, full-colour magazine twice a year and you can download it from the link on their page.


The Community Council operates two WhatsApp groups

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

  • Rockcliffe Connect for residents of Rockcliffe

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


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


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 "...
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...
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. The...

Local Events

Saturday, 21 August, 2021 - 14:00 to 18:00

A grand day out for all the family.

Outdoor games for children.  Exhibition of photographs and drawings in the hall.  Barbecue or refreshments from the Treats and Eats Cafe.  Bouncy Castle.  

Check back for more information.

Friday, 27 August, 2021 - 17:00 to 20:00

Freshly wood fired delicious pop-up-pizza for all.  Check out the Pizza Wagon's Facebook page for the latest information - the link is below.

Every fourth Friday of the month at Colvend

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

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

Saturday, 28 August, 2021 - 10:00 to 14:00

Normality is begining to return - we are back to our former hours of 10.0am to 2.00pm and the pop-up cafe is open again serving teas, coffees, scones and cake.  Check the market's Facebook page (the link is below) for the latest information.  

There is also more information on the market page of this website.

Producers may be limited due to circumstances 

Full social distancing will apply and numbers in the Hall may be limited.

The market showcases producers and makers from in and around Dumfries & Galloway.


Thursday, 2 September, 2021 - 19:00

All members of the community are welcome to join our Zoom sessions.  Contact colvendandsouthwick@gmail.com for log in details.  Check again nearer the time to see if meetings in person are allowed by September.

There is more information on the Colvend and Southwick Community Council, including minutes of recent meetings, links to planning decisions etc. in the Local Information section of this website, or follow the shortcut below.

(There is no meeting in August)