The SMSA is delighted to present Edition 23 (August 2021) – as a downloadable pdf and flipbook version (below) – to our members and supporters. The Scottish Shedder features the latest news, events, DIY projects, recipes, personal stories, health matters and funding opportunities relevant to Men’s Sheds in Scotland.
IN THIS EDITION:
COVER STORY: The Inverclyde Shed receives long-awaited trophy
In September 2020, The Inverclyde Shed was selected as the winner of the ‘Scottish Men’s Shed of the Year’ 2020 Awards. The pandemic put a spanner in the works for a physical award presentation and after a long wait, the SMSA’s esteemed targe trophy was finally hand-delivered to its rightful owner.
SMSA NEWS: SMSA interview with the Scottish Veterans Commissioner
SMSA’s Executive Officer, Jason Schroeder, interviews Colonel Charles Wallace who took up the post of the Scottish Veterans Commissioner in September 2018 after completing 35 years’ service in the Army, latterly as Deputy Commander of 51st Infantry Brigade and HQ Scotland.
SHED IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Men’s Shed Govan
Men’s Sheds exist to improve the health and wellbeing of men and Men’s Shed Govan is certainly going above and beyond to create a health haven for its members thanks to its founder, practice nurse Sarah Everett.
A PERSONAL STORY: Sarah Everett of Men’s Shed Govan
Award-winning nurse Sarah Everett discusses how she founded a Men’s Shed to combat social isolation and loneliness in the Govan area of Glasgow—one of the most deprived areas in the UK—for her male patients and the wider community.
FULL OWNERSHIP COMMUNITY ASSET TRANSFER: Dumfries Men’s Shed
Dumfries Men’s Shed has officially opened its impressive new premises following the completion of a full ownership Community Asset Transfer—one of the first of its kind for a Men’s Shed in Scotland.
SCOTTISH SHED OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2021: Open for applications
The Scottish Men’s Sheds Association (SMSA) has opened its prestigious ‘Scottish Men’s Shed of the Year’ Awards 2021 to applications from Men’s Sheds across Scotland. Could your Shed be our 2021 winner?
And much more…
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