Bargain Box


The Bargain Box is a fundraising shop which opened its doors in July 2017. The shop is shared among various Westray-based groups, rent-free, who use the shop as a means of fundraising through the sale of second-hand items donated by the community as well as regular bake sales and raffles. The groups currently using the Bargain Box include;

(scroll down further for current rota)

  • Aak Club
  • Church of Scotland Youth Group
  • Friends of Kalisgarth Care Centre
  • Friends of the Westray Playpark
  • Höfn Youth
  • Links of Noltland Steering Group
  • Westray Community Association
  • Westray Drama Club
  • Westray Film Club
  • Westray Football Club
  • Westray Golf Course
  • Westray Heritage Centre
  • Westray Netball Club
  • Westray Playgroup
  • Westray Sailing Club
  • Westray Tourist Association
  • Westray Youth Club

Use of the Bargain Box rotates on a weekly basis and is open on a Wednesday and Saturday 10 am – 4 pm.

At the end of each week, 50% of the Bargain Box’s total income goes directly to the group using the shop that week. 45% is then put away in a shared pot which is equally shared between the groups at the end of each rota period. This is to ensure that shopper fluctuations are accounted for so group incomes are more equally balanced. The remaining 5% is put aside by WDT for any repairs that the shop may need.

If you would like to be added to the Bargain Box rota please contact Ann Burgher.  Only Westray-based groups which directly benefit Westray are eligible, groups which fundraise for off-island causes or charities are not eligible.

Current Bargain Box Rota


Date (2018) Local Group
Wednesday 2nd May & Saturday 5th May Go Westray
Wednesday 9th May & Saturday 12th May  Westray Nursery
Wednesday 16th May & Saturday 19th May Links of Noltland Steering Group
Wednesday 23rd May & Saturday 26th May Westray Playpark
Wednesday 6th June & Saturday 9th June Friends of Kalisgarth
Wednesday 13th June & Saturday 16th June Westray Sailing Club
Wednesday 20th June & Saturday 23rd June Westray Aak Club
Wednesday 27th June & Saturday 30th June Westray Drama Group
Wednesday 4th July & Saturday 7th July Westray Golf Club
Wednesday 11th July & Saturday 14th July Westray Play Group
Wednesday 18th July & Saturday 21st July Hofn Youth
Wednesday 25th July & Saturday 28th July Westray Tourist Association
Wednesday 1st August & Saturday 4th August Westray Community Association
Wednesday 8th August & Saturday 11th August Westray Netball
Wednesday 15th August & Saturday 18th August Westray Football Club
Wednesday 22nd August & Saturday 25th August Church of Scotland Youth Group
Wednesday 29th August & Saturday 1st September Westray Film Club

The name “Bargain Box” was chosen as the winner of the competition to name the fundraising shop at the local school. Charlie Rendall was the winner.

The Bargain Box can be found behind the WDT offices and the Höfn on Quarry Road.