Car Boot Sales

The Tayport Car Boot Sales for 2021 are now finished.
Thank you to all sellers and buyers who made this year's car boot sales a success.
This page will be updated in 2022 when the 2022 car boot sale dates are decided.

Coronavirus protocols for Car Boot Sales

Hand Sanitizer

Wearing of masks

Entry/Exit system

One way system

2m distancing

Please Note - No dogs allowed 

(see parking below)

Best come early to make sure of a space

CONTACT NUMBER -  07534966576

The Canniepairt, Tayport is the home of the popular Tayport Car Boot Sales. 

The Car Boot Sales are popular with visitors and locals alike and have been featured on TV.


The Car Boot Sales are held on the football ground which is situated in

Shanwell Road, Tayport. Satnav DD6 9DX.

Whether travelling from North, South or West you should follow the signs for the Tay Road Bridge from where Tayport is well signposted (2 miles from the bridge south access)

If coming from the Cupar and St Andrews direction, Tayport is signposted from the St Michaels crossroads.

In Tayport follow yellow signs that indicate "football traffic", taking the third exit at the mini roundabout.


Travelling by Bus

Couldn't be easier. The Dundee, St. Andrews, Cupar and Glenrothes bus stop is adjacent to the Car Boot Sale site.  Bus numbers are No.42 Dundee / St Andrews and No.54 Dundee/Glenrothes via Cupar.

Note:- these are Sunday services. Please check current Stagecoach and Moffat & Williamson timetables. 



Visitors Parking on site is £1

Strictly no dogs allowed on site.  Please leave your dog at home or if left in your car in the car park, ensure the car window is left open and water is available for your pet.

Police strictly control on-street parking and will issue parking tickets to cars parked on double yellow lines.


08.00 am - 1.30 pm but come early, in mid season we could be full.

No pre-booking

No tombolas

No food vendors

£15 for a car, £25 for a van, £25 for car with a trailer.

Please note that on the pitch, sellers are only allowed 2 tables per car.

Pay on entry.

Having the correct money ready helps get you on site more quickly.

Please leave your site tidy.

Any person suspected of selling illegal or counterfeit goods will be asked to leave and the Police will be called.


No dogs allowed (see parking above).

If you think the car boot sale might be in doubt because of the weather, check the BBC Weather. Forecast for Tayport on line for a weather overview prior to the sale or phone 07534966576 from 7.15am on day of sale,  or refer to Tayport car boot sale Facebook page, 


Q         Can I pre-book?

A         No, it's first come first served.


Q         Where do I pay?

A         At the gate as you enter the field.


Q         Do I have to have the correct money?

A         No, but it does help.


Q         When can I leave?

A         Anytime. As soon as you've made your fortune. If you need assistance to leave,   just ask a steward.


Q         When's the best time to arrive?

A         It often will depend on the weather and the time of year. In good weather and high summer, you can get in to set up after 8 o'clock. Otherwise you can arrive anytime but there have been occasions when we're full by around 9.30am.


Q        I'm selling,  can I bring my dog?

A         No, leave your dog at home.


Q         Can I do a raffle or tombola for charity?

A         No, this isn't permissible.


Q         What about doing a collection for charity?

A         That's ok, but you must be a registered charity and have made arrangements with us in advance.


Q         My friends and I are raising money for charity and will have a few cars at the boot sale. Can we set up together?

A         Yes, that's ok. Try to arrive at the same time, though.


Q         Is there any place I can deposit rubbish and stuff I've not sold?

A         We'd prefer if you took all unwanted material home but there is a skip on site.  You should be aware, however, it can sometimes be full if you are one of the last to leave.


Q         I'm not selling, only buying. Is there parking on site?

A         Yes, there is parking on site. Use same entrance as cars which are selling. There's a £1 charge for on-site parking.


Q         I've got a carload of stuff which I'm not selling but my friend is. Can I drive in with my friend, empty my car and drive away again?

A         No, this is not permissible. You would have to park and carry your stuff to where your friend is selling.


Q         Can I hire tables?

A         Unfortunately not, this service is no longer available.


Q         I would like to come by public transport?

A         Couldn't be easier. No 54 and 42 Bus Stop to and from Cupar and St Andrews to  Dundee via Tayport is adjacent to the car boot sale site and only  15 minutes from Dundee's Seagate Bus Station. 


Q         Is there anywhere local I can go for a meal in Tayport after the Car Boot Sale?

A         Subject to CV-19 Regulations, Cobbies Inn and Bellrock Tavern, both situated near the Harbour,  do meals but booking is advisable.  The adjacent community run Larick Centre Cafe is adjacent to the football ground. Scotscraig Golf Club is just round the corner from the football ground.  St Michaels Hotel is outside Tayport on the Cupar/St Andrews Road. The View in Wormit, Boat Brae and The Newport in High Street, Newport are also recommended.