Galashiels Mens Shed featured on ITV's 'Border Life' !
"The Mens' Shed movement started in Australia but is now sweeping across Scotland. Emma Baker visits Galashiels to find out what all the fuss is about. For many of the men involved, becoming a 'Sheddy' has changed their lives". Click here to view the programme in full.
About the Men's Shed Project..
A great alternative to traditional social pastimes.
A well established idea (but new to the Scottish Borders)
A Men's Shed is a communal workshop where men gather to tinker on projects, pursue hobbies and pastimes, share interests and learn new skills whilst relaxing and enjoying each other's company.
Create - Design
Relax, Drink Tea
The first 'Sheds' in Scotland have been established in Westhill, Aberdeenshire and Macmerry, East Lothian with many more under development.
Activities might include:-
Some of the Galashiels 'Shedders' on a visit to the
Macmerry Men's Shed, East Lothian
Men at Work - Macmerry Men's Shed, East Lothian.
Who Can Join ?
Membership is usually aimed at men of ALL ages and backgrounds.
and, anyone can drop in to see what's going on.
OK ! ...What about premises ?
Men's Sheds can operate from many different types of premises:-
Rooms in community centres
Or...........Even a Shed !
It all depends on the numbers of people who want to be involved and availability.
Who's in Charge ?
Most that have been set up in the UK have been run by local committees.
The day to day management is usually up to the members, with 'Shedders' deciding on activities and projects, giving them control of their sheds.
How can I get involved?
A number of Men's Shed Projects are currently being considered or are under development in towns across the Scottish Borders. If you would like to become involved, or would like to find out more, contact us on 01896 754 041
For more information on Men's Sheds in general, go to the UK Men's Shed Association website www.menssheds.org.uk