Ellon meeting to discuss Men’s Shed proposal

Aberdeenshire Council's Ellon offices.
Aberdeenshire Council's Ellon offices.

A meeting will be held next week to discuss plans for a Men’s Shed in Ellon.

Men’s Sheds originated in Australia and were established to advise and improve the overall health of all males.

It is a place for men to meet, take part in projects of interest to them such as woodwork, metalwork and model railways.

There is also an opportunity to socialise with other men over a cup of tea or coffee.

The Men’s Shed phenomenon has quickly spread worldwide. The first in the North-east was set up in Westhill.

It meets three times a week at the old library at Westhill Academy, which has been refurbished into a workshop.

Currently there is a 20-strong group in Ellon keen to get one started in the town.

Formartine community planning officer Mark Mitchell said: “We need people to help get this off the ground,

“Do you have skills where you could be a member of a steering group? Can you offer advice on finance or have skills in chairing a meeting or

even know how to write letters?

“Everyone has skills and we would love to hear from you if you think you could help out in setting up a men’s shed in Ellon.”

The Ellon meeting will be held on Tuesday at 1.30pm in the council offices in Neil Ross Square