Legion Scotland

At the heart of Scotland’s veteran community

SMSA and Legion Scotland

SMSA and Legion Scotland link up shoulder to shoulder.

The first pilot Legion Scotland / Scottish Men’s Shed is in progress in Banchory, Aberdeenshire.

The Scottish Men’s Sheds Association and the Royal British Legion Scotland, also known as Legion Scotland have launched a partnership to help improve comradeship among local communities. Community Men’s Sheds respond to men’s need for camaraderie and provide opportunities to work together in a way that contributes meaning to their lives. This links well with the role of Legion Scotland in supporting ex-service men through comradeship. A joint Men’s Shed is already in development with the Legion Scotland Banchory Club, and the Scottish Men’s Sheds Association is now looking to continue supporting this across Scotland. Launching the national partnership, Legion Scotland CEO Kevin Gray MM said: “The link with those who have not served brings a new dimension to the veteran’s world. The opportunity to mix and reintegrate into the civilian community by sharing experiences, both military and civilian, could be the very thing that does away with the need for separate safe havens for ex-service and non-service men, but builds a network of combined Men’s Sheds and Legion Scotland clubs that are underpinned by comradeship and wellbeing, and the fostering of true community spirit regardless of someone’s background.”

Banchory Men’s Shed is on Facebook – get in touch and see what they are up to.

Contact Stephen Baird of Legion Scotland on 0131 550 1560 for Legion Scotland information.

Legion Scotland is a trading name of the Royal British Legion Scotland, Scottish Charity No.SC003323

What our members say

In short. We already feel invigorated, more motivated, more active, healthier and indeed happier. Isn’t that what a Shed is about?- Bill B
Your advice and help in negotiating and securing us a lease has been invaluable. We wish you every success in developing the SMSA to the point that every area in Scotland will have a regional advisor. - Alan P
There have been times when the task ahead of us has seemed too much and without your presence to re-kindle our motivation we might have faltered.- Peter
Many thanks for such a fulsome conversation this morning. Both Lawson and I learnt a great deal from our chat and from your advice. Well Being!- Alan S

Men involved in community Men’s Sheds report living healthier, happier and more connected lives.