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
  • Ambulance
  • 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 Community Cinema
  • Westray Drama Club
  • Westray Football Club
  • Westray Golf Course
  • Westray Heritage Centre
  • Westray Netball Club
  • Westray Playgroup
  • Westray Sailing Club
  • Westray Sports 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 -2019) Local Group
Wednesday 12th  & Saturday 15th September Westray Netball Club
Wednesday 19th & Saturday 22nd September Westray Sailing Club
Wednesday 26th  & Saturday 29th September Church of Scotland Youth
Wednesday 3rd  & Saturday 6th October Westray Football Club
Wednesday 10th  & Saturday 13th October Links of Noltland
Wednesday 17th & Saturday  20th October Westray Heritage Centre
Wednesday 24th & Saturday 27th October Friends of Kalisgarth
Wednesday 31st October & Saturday 3rd November Aak Club
Wednesday 7th & Saturday 10th November Westray Sports Club
Wednesday 14th  & Saturday 17th November Westray Drama Group
Wednesday 21st & Saturday 24th November POT WEEK
Wednesday 28th November & Saturday 1st December  Westray Golf Club
Wednesday 5th & Saturday 8th December Westray Playgroup
Wednesday 12th  & Saturday 15th December Hofn Youth
Wednesday 19th & Saturday 22nd December Westray Tourist Association
Saturday 29th December POT WEEK
Saturday 5th January POT WEEK
Wednesday 9th & Saturday 12th January Westray Community Association
Wednesday 16th & Saturday 19th January Go Westray
Wednesday 23rd & Saturday 26th January Westray Community Cinema
Wednesday 30th January & Saturday 2nd February Ambulance Service

The name “Bargain Box” was chosen by the local school as the winning name for the fundraising shop. Charlie Rendall was the lucky winner.

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