The SMSA is delighted to present its June 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 partners with Scotmid during Men’s Health Week
The SMSA teamed up with Scotmid to broaden awareness of the benefits that Men’s Sheds bring to men’s overall health and wellbeing as part of Men’s Health Week.
QUEEN’S AWARD FOR VOLUNTARY SERVICE: Dunoon Men’s Shed awarded highest royal honour
Dunoon Men’s Shed has won the group equivalent of an MBE. The Shed was announced as one of the 244 winners—22 from Scotland—of this year’s QAVS.
SHED IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Lanark Men’s Shed
With so much progress being made at Lanark Men’s Shed with their ongoing site renovation and the refurbishment of their new containers on Langloch Farm, the SMSA caught up with Shed Chairman Alan Ross to hear all about this young Shed’s first year.
A PERSONAL STORY: Mike Rowlinson, Dunfermline Men’s Shed
Secretary of the new Dunfermline Men’s Shed Mike Rowlinson (70) shares how focussing on getting the Shed up and running and making new friends has got him through the darkest of times following the recent death of his beloved wife, Helen.
SHED LIFE: Sheds celebrate Queen’s Platinum Jubilee
Many Men’s Sheds across Scotland celebrated the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022 in style with a range of different events from parties galore to tree planting to mark the momentous occasion earlier this month.
SHED LIFE: Cumnock and District Men’s Shed ready to regenerate new home
Cumnock and District Men’s Shed is all set to take over a former school annexe building as its permanent new home. East Ayrshire Council has approved the Community Asset Transfer application from the Shed for a 25-year lease.
SHED LIFE: Penicuik and District Men’s Shed is on the move
Penicuik and District Men’s Shed Chairman Ernie Symons and Penicuik YMCA YWCA Chief Executive Officer Scott MacFarlane have signed an initial four-year memorandum of understanding between the two charities for the Shed to move on to the YMCA site.
SHED PROJECTS: Brechin Shedder creates mink rafts and tunnels for Scottish Invasive Species Initiative
Bruce Brymer from Brechin Men’s Shed has produced an astounding 50 minks rafts and over 100 tunnels for the Scottish Invasive Species Initiative (SISI), an exciting and ambitious five-year partnership project tackling Invasive Non-Native Species (INNS) alongside rivers and watercourses in northern Scotland.
And much more…
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The deadline for the next magazine (Edition 29, August 2022) is Friday 5th August 2022.