Orkney Men’s Shed is now officially open.
Membership is free. Membership qualifications are “over 18 and still breathing”!
Orkney Mens Shed is part of the Scottish Mens Shed Association
It also has a Facebook page.
The Mens Shed movement started in Australia in 2005. The beneficial effects on the health and well being soon became apparent. The concept spread reaching Scotland in around 2012. There are now 61 branches of which Orkney is one.
It has been 2 years of sometimes frustrating effort to get to this point and Morgan Harcus praised and thanked the Committee for their assistance and support during this time. There were many Orkney firms and individuals who have supported The Mens Shed during this period and are continuing to do so.
Morgan Harcus again emphasized the importance of the social side of the shed and men who just want to drop in for a cuppa and yarn , a game of dominoes, crib or whatever are very welcome indeed that is part of what the Mens Shed is about.
A lot of equipment has already been kindly donated and some has already been put to good use.