When:Opens Wednesdays 10AM & Saturdays 1PM 

Where: The Growers Hub – Allotments

Who: All welcome to pop in for a cup of tea and see what it’s all about, ladies too 

In 2018, Broadford & Strath Community Company established the first Men’s Shed in the area. The Men’s Shed is one of many projects that is part of the Growers Hub which was enabled by The National Lottery Community Fund.

The Men’s Shed now meets formally twice a week but in reality it is very rarely empty.   It’s the perfect place for a catch up and a cup of tea whilst developing and learning new skills.  

Some of the jobs on the go at the moment are the never endiing stream of benches needing TLC, looms for Rag Tag, making clocks from old machinery, garden planters, wine racks to name a few.  The Men’s Shed are alway open to new ideas too!  

Members comments:

“Gets me out and being part of something again after giving up work because of health reasons.” 

“Great way to learn a few new skills and catch up with folk.”

The Beginning:

A public meeting was intially held which prompted a large turn out and lots of brilliant ideas.  We invited the successful team behind the Fort William Men’s Shed who were very informative on how they were set up. 

With limited space at the Growers Hub it was decided that the wood-recycling shed  would to be converted into the workshop. This involved almost a year of hard work to achieve. New doors, new windows and insulating the building were the main priorities for the new group.

With membership slowly increasing so did the workshop activities. Men Shed members built bird boxes, bat boxes, and garden benches with re-purporsed wood which they then went on to display at the local Christmas Fayre with all donations going towards new equipment.

For more information please contact us at:

nicholas@broadfordandstrath.org / 07572 655433

KEY FACTS

Time frame: 2018 – Present

Location: Growers Hub workshop

Benefits to the community: Skill sharing, socialsing (always got the kettle on) and re-purposing.

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