SMSA Scottish Men’s Shed of the Year Award!
Will it be your Shed?
Tell us why your Shed deserves to be the Scottish Men’s Shed of the Year. What has your Shed done for your community, a man or group of you who have gone above and beyond…. challenges you have overcome. Don’t be shy, tell us all your good stuff.
- Your entries will be considered by the SMSA board of Trustees and their decision will be final.
- Your Shed or Developing Group needs to be a paid up SMSA Shed member to be able to apply.
First prize will be £500 and the 2 runners up £300 and £200 consecutively. This money is to be spent in the best way you see fit for helping keep your Shed sustainable.
We have a created a Scottish Targe as the trophy which will have a silver shield with the winning Shed attached to it and the winning Shed can proudly display it for the year in their Shed. Every year a new silver shield will be attached to the Targe creating a lineage of winners over the coming years.
Send your entries to : firstname.lastname@example.org before Sunday 8th September midnight to qualify.
Winners announced at our AGM on the 11 September in the Carse of Gowrie Men’s Shed, Dundee.
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SMSA Chairman Derek Keiller joined two pieces of mahogany, kindly supplied by the Carse of Gowrie Men’s Shed, from the sides of a 100 year old billiards table. The wood was then turned on his lathe into the targe. French polishing of 13 coats was kindly undertaken by Hamish Shepherd of Coupar Angus Men’s Shed. Derek then completed the wood burning on the edge, added the individually hand made iron nails round the border. The centre piece is made from Italian olive wood and the cap with the SMSA badge is inset into oak.
The multiple skills of these men, the generosity of materials and labour all embody the essence of the SMSA Men’s Shed of the Year Award – good luck!
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Photo: Derek Keiller (centre), Hamish Shepherd from Coupar Angus Shed who did the French polishing (right) and Nick Tindell from Carse of Gowrie Shed (left) who supplied the mahogany.