Strathmore Men's Shed
Expected Restart Date: Not known
Updated: 14:20 Thursday 6 August - information changing regularly at the moment so do check with the group direct.
Who or what is “Men's Shed”?
A Men’s Shed is a larger version of the typical man’s shed in the garden – a place where he feels at home and pursues practical interests with a high degree of autonomy. A Men’s Shed offers this to a group of like minded men where members share the tools and resources they need to work on projects of their own choosing, at their own pace and in a safe, friendly and inclusive venue.
A Shed’s activities usually involve making or mending in wood (e.g. carpentry, joinery, turning) but may include gardening, electronics, tool renovation.
Up-cycling and restoration will feature strongly – some say “that goes for the men too!” Although Sheds mostly attract older men, we welcome men of any age. We believe in encouraging good interaction between young and old. Women are not excluded either.
On the right our members are repairing a saw that has been donated.
Social activities should also feature highly whether as group activities or family activities like a summer Barbeque.
Basic cookery classes is another activity that could be very helpful. While another member is programming a mini computer Two members with “Boys toys” radio controlled car. Some more ideas are listed.
Whatever activities are pursued the essence of a Shed is not a building, which some don’t have, but the network of relationships between the members.
The Strathmore Mens Shed aim to be self sustaining by various fund raising activities like quiz nights or raffles.
We are happy to receive donations of tools and equipment, some of which we can use, some we renovate and sell. Those we don’t, we send to third world countries who are less fortunate than us. We also undertake small commissions such as the bird and bat boxes for the Coupar Angus Pride of Place group.
Come along and join us for some banter, refreshments and an opportunity for practical work!
"Like a pub but with no beer"