The SMSA is delighted to present its April 2022 edition of The Scottish Shedder magazine.
The Scottish Shedder features the latest news, events, DIY projects, recipes, personal stories and health matters relevant to Men’s Sheds in Scotland.
Read this issue at your leisure using the downloadable pdf or flipbook version (below).
Inside this Issue:
SMSA NEWS: SMSA hits the road…
Taking full advantage of Shed’s reopening across Scotland, the staff team and board members of the SMSA have been busy hitting the road to reach as many Sheds as possible for visits, official openings, new premises viewings, offers of support, regional Shed Network meetings and ‘Scottish Men’s Shed of the Year’ trophy presentations.
SMSA NEWS: Sheds are you ready? Cartie race return set to be a runaway success
Community teams across Scotland are gearing up to take part in a unique race, bringing the thrills and spills of cartie racing to Royal Deeside, when it returns this summer.
SHED IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Biggar and District Men’s Shed
Towards the end of 2021, Biggar and District Men’s Shed moved to its new permanent location, at the former Walston Primary School, in Elsrickle. A few months into their new home, the Shedders reflect on their journey so far and announce big plans for the future.
A PERSONAL STORY: Andy Lorimer, Stonehaven & District Men’s Shed
The SMSA interviews Andy Lorimer, Vice-Chairman of Stonehaven & District Men’s Shed, who won the title of ‘Shedder of the Year’ 2021 in recognition of the work he carried out during the course of the pandemic to keep the Shed operating in a safe and secure manner.
SHED LIFE: Asset Transfer success for Banff, Macduff and District Men’s Shed
After a gruelling four-year search for premises, Banff, Macduff and District Men’s Shed members are celebrating the news that their asset transfer request—to make a former school building their new permanent home—has now been approved by Councillors.
SHED LIFE: Inverness Men’s Shed is open for business
Inverness Men’s Shed welcomed guests to officially open their new Shed ‘The Pavilion’ and offer the opportunity to see the completed £115,000 renovation works that have taken place during their closure over the last two years.
SHED LIFE: Inverurie & District Men’s Shed uses solar and wind energy to power community defibrillator
After receiving a free Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) through the SMSA’s partnership with St Andrew’s First Aid, Inverurie & District Men’s Shed had to find a way to power the outdoor cabinet for the unit at their new community allotments.
SHED LIFE: Ellon and District Men’s Shed expands to provide additional hobby space for members
After waving goodbye to their old static caravan and being granted planning permission from Aberdeenshire Council, Ellon and District Men’s Shed is delighted to now have their new portable cabin in pride of place next to their Shed base to expand its offering to members.
TOOL TALK: CNC Machine
When SMSA’s Executive Officer recently visited Kinross & District Men’s Shed to check out their new premises, he was intrigued to find a Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machine that two Shed members had built from scratch—with parts (made from Polylactic acid) created on the Shed’s 3D printer.
SHED GARDEN: Stonehaven & District Men’s Shed
Stonehaven & District Men’s Shed members have worked over 200 man-hours on an eco-friendly project with their local primary school. The project will provide opportunities for outdoor learning where green-fingered pupils plan to grow bananas (amongst other things) in their new solar-powered polytunnel.
And much more…
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