Community Council Projects

The telescope sited at Rockcliffe courtesy of the Community Council (see below)


Community Council Projects

Following is a summary of the projects undertaken on behalf of the community  by Colvend and Southwick Community Council since 2014.    These will be updated as required.  

Regularly a comprehensive report is produced.  The latest one is for October and you can read it here.  There is a pdf of the same report with illustrations which you can view by following the link at the bottom of this page.  Here is the report for August here which is the previous one.  Again scroll down for earlier reports.


2021 to date

Bus Stop Projects

The bus stop projects at Sandyhills, Portling road end and Caulkerbush are now complete.


Barean Crannog Interpretation Board

Installed on 1st September with paving slabs to be laid by volunteers.  The board was courtesy of a  South West Environmental Action Trust grant.  The location of five more interpretation boards have been agreed with the land owners.  Provisional cost of making and installing them is £4,482


Colvend Public Hall Emergency Generator Installation.

Now installed .


Colvend Short Mats Bowls and Table Tennis Club.

Coaches have been appointed and equipment has been purchased for the bowling.  Equipment for the table tennis club has been costed.


Other Projects

Progress on the Anti-Littering Project, Castle Point Beach Access and the Community Get-Together and all of the above arel detailed in the October Projects Report 






vision cost Defibrilators

Four defibrilators were replaced including the cabinets and with heating at a cost of £5,995.20 with a grant from the Robin Rigg Community Fund.  These are the ones located at the Colvend Shop, Barend Holiday Village, Castle Point Caravan and Camping site and Colvend Golf Club.  There are seven defibrilators located in the community area.  The full list is here.


Colvend Information Centre Railings

These enhanced the appearance of information centre at a cost of £1,063.24 provided by the D&G Regionwide Coastal Benefit Fund


Four replacement defibrillators with cabinets and heating were installed at a cost of £5,995.20 funded by the Robin Rigg Community Fund


Colvend Recreation Field

Between 2017 and 2019 the Colvend Recreation Field was created.  This significant project required the help of many individuals and organisations. There is a full report here.

The total cost was £49,913.35 with grants from Robin Rigg of £22,000, D&G LEADER £15,415.35 and the Dumfries & Galloway Stewartry Area Committee of £12,500.

There was a Grand Opening supported by £259.20 from the D&G Signature Gala Funding


Kippford Community Nature Reserve 

Supported with £8,000 from the Robin Rigg Community Fund.  Read more about the Kippford Community Nature Reserve on a page from the Kippford Association website.


Public Noticeboards Colvend Shop 

Supported with £351.75 from the Robin Rigg Community Fund


Colvend Golf Club Washdown Area

Supported with £1,500 from the Robin Rigg Community Fund


Red Squirrel Network

Supported with £500 from the Robin Rigg Community Fund.  Read more here.


Rockcliffe Telescope Mounting

Supported with £1,000 from the Robin Rigg Community Fund



The information Centre was refurbished at a cost of £500 funded by the Robin Rigg Community Fund


Colvend Public Hall Roof Repairs

Essential work was carried out with the assistance of £7,595.07 from the Robin Rigg fund.

Nelson's Grave

Renovation of the grave and a new interpretation board.  Total cost £1,281.20 with the help of the Robin Rigg fund and £500 from D&G Council



Southwick Flower Festival

This was supported with £300 from Robin Rigg


A footpath at Kippford road end was created.  This and the footpath below cost £2,00.00.   Robin Rigg provided £1,500.00 and the Dumfries & Galloway Safety Fund contributed £500.00.



Southwick Tennis Club posts and netting were replaced at a cost of £840.34.  A Dalbeattie Forest picnic table was provided.  New stage curtains were supplied to Colvend Public Hall at a cost of £1,000.00.  The Robin Rigg Commuity Fund provided the funding,  The footpath between the Rockcliffe road end almost to Colvend church was created.