Share and Learn Skills at Orkney Men’s Shed

By Nick Morrison

The new shed for The Blue Door is coming on apace it will probably be finished in 3 to 4 weeks time. To put this into perspective. The main project day is Tuesday from 10.00 till 16.00 so allowing for lunch and obligatory tea breaks that’s only another 15 to 20 hrs work.  Lunch is becoming an event in its own right with a couple of boxes of Leigh Downies Burger van’s produce being collected.

You don’t have to have tool skills to come indeed we have several guys who don’t or more accurately, didn’t, they are now starting to acquire those slowly in the old fashioned way.

Our members include men with trade skills as you can well imagine but they come from all walks in life,  Shop and Office workers, Teachers,Dock workers, Business men even the odd scientist or two.

Come and check us out, membership is free. The membership requirements are: 1 over 18, 2 still breathing!

Thursday evening from 17.00 till 20.00 is the social night. The social aspect is one of the most important aspects of the Mens Shed. Thursday night sees around a dozen or so meet for a cuppa and a yarn. I learned a bit about recent Orcadian history last night covering a variety of subjects .

Orkney Mens Shed natter 2

The Men’s Shed is in Maitland place Finstown right next to the main car park.


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