WDT Offices

The Westray Development Trust office can be found at;

Unit 1,

Quarry Road,

Pierowall,

Westray,

Orkney,

KW17 2DF.

There are currently four members of staff regularly working from the office.  We are open 9 am until 4 pm Monday to Friday so if you have any enquiries please feel welcome to come along and have a chat with the staff team.

  • Andy Makin (Operations Manager)
  • Janice Kirkness (Administration & Finance Officer) – Maternity Leave
  • Margo Makin (Administration & Finance Officer) – Maternity Cover
  • Eileen Woodhouse (Administration Assistant)
  • Isobel Thompson (Social & Economic Researcher)

Before Quarry Road

Before we were based at Quarry Road WDT we were based in an office space very generously provided at the Westray Parish Kirk. However, with the business of WDT expanding, it was realised that the office was becoming a little too small and so we started looking at possibilities for new office premises.

By March 2012 the trust had begun negotiations with the owner of Unit 1 on Quarry Road, and in May 2012 our offer was accepted and the deal was in the hands of lawyers.  As soon as we had possession, we started looking for contractors to carry out the works to transform the industrial space into new offices and were pleased to be able to use a local builder for this.  It took some time before the new office was furnished, the stacks and stacks of paperwork transferred from the current office, boxes of old papers brought down from the attic and sorted, and the office back to normal, but by the beginning of October 2012 phones and internet had been connected and staff were working from the new premises.   Just before Christmas 2012 the new sign for the door arrived and was put up.