‘Clear-out’ jumble sale at Rothesay Pavilion this Saturday

Rotheasy Pavilion has been closed for refurbishment since the end of September - but before the next phase of major building work can start, the building will host a community jumble sale on March 26 to get rid of items such as tables, chairs, cutlery and even paper towels!
Rotheasy Pavilion has been closed for refurbishment since the end of September - but before the next phase of major building work can start, the building will host a community jumble sale on March 26 to get rid of items such as tables, chairs, cutlery and even paper towels!

Chairs, tables, cutlery and boxes and boxes of paper towels are among the items available at a clear-out jumble sale at Rothesay Pavilion this Saturday, March 26.

All the items in the sale, which runs from 10am to 4pm, will be available in return for a small donation to the building’s restoration project.

This Saturday’s event will bring to an end several weeks’ work by volunteers clearing out the building’s remaining contents so that the next phase of building works can start.

Julia Twomlow, chief executive of the Rothesay Pavilion Charity, which will take over the running of the building from Argyll and Bute Council once the major renovation work is complete, said: “Amongst our more unusual discoveries have been a pair of sassy red satin shoes, somebody’s university dissertation – almost complete! - a tin of rather ancient but still exquisite sugar roses, and hundreds of little coloured plastic balls – strange artefacts from the Pavilion’s eight decades at the centre of the community!

“Over the weeks also we have been passing on furniture, fixtures and fittings amongst our local organisations, businesses and residents.

“Rather than ending up in landfill, both Argyll and Bute Council and Rothesay Pavilion charity are keen that as much is recycled and reused as possible from this project, and we are working with Zero Waste Scotland to track the recycling effort. Most items have gone in exchange for a small donation to the renovation, and to date around £1,000 has been raised with a further £500 pledged.”

If you’re unable to attend Saturday’s jumble sale in person, but think you can provide a home for any of the items still looking for one, email julia@rothesaypavilion.co.uk.