Men’s Shed visit for Gordon MP

Inverurie Men's Shed chairman Archie Peebles and Leith Robertson with Colin Clark MP
Inverurie Men's Shed chairman Archie Peebles and Leith Robertson with Colin Clark MP

Inverurie Men’s Shed received a visit from Gordon MP Colin Clark recently.

The Inverurie shed on Harlaw Way opened back in December 2016 and is a community-led project.

The sheds have become pioneering all over the UK and respond to the needs of men for camaraderie and provide opportunities to work together in a way that gives a new sense of belonging to individuals as well as the community.

They provide a social space for local men to come together to exchange skills and knowledge, tackling isolation in the elderly community in the process.

Commenting following his visit, Colin Clark said: “It has been proved that being part of a Men’s Shed assists with living healthier, happier and more connected lives and this is definitely borne out in Inverurie where they say, ‘Old Hands + New Hands + Healthy Minds + Happy Men.

“The guys that I met with are absolutely brilliant, they come together, work on projects and socialise, but most of all they help each other.”

Each shed project is different but usually all incorporate a social area comprising whatever interests the men have, be it card playing, scrabble, a pool or billiards table, and space for craft work or reading.

It gives men the opportunity to do whatever they want.

Colin added: “For anyone interested, the Inverurie Men’s Shed is open on Mondays and Thursdays from 10am to 4pm at Unit 19.

“These premises were the subject of a successful Community Asset Transfer which have been transformed by themselves into a welcoming place to gather.”