Barrhead Men's Shed - East Renfrewshire
Opened in July 2014, Barrhead Men’s Shed helps people over the age of 50 to alleviate boredom and isolation, to talk and support each other and create a sense of purpose and a healthy environment.
Building on an Australian mode, the essence of a Shed is not the work that goes on, but the network of relationships and support between members. Members share the tools and resources they need to work on their own or on joint projects at a time of their own choosing, at their own pace and in a safe and friendly venue. In this sense, the project is a blank canvas, although Men’s Shed activities usually involve making or mending with wood as well as other activities as varied as bike repair, tool renovation, model engineering, upholstery and gardening.
Reclamation, reuse and restoration will feature strongly – and that’s only the members!