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Andy Swain ‘Shoulder to Shoulder’

Premiering on Saturday 26th of November at 4pm is the next in Martin Laird’s series of films, ‘Orcadian Stories’, for Scotland’s Year of Stories: Andy Swain ‘Shoulder To Shoulder’

Andy Swain is the secretary of Orkney Men’s Shed.

In this short film he explains the activities the Men’s Shed undertakes, and the benefits it brings to both the local community and the mental health and well-being of its members.

The Orkney Men’s Shed is on Facebook

Website: https://the-orkney-mens-shed.business…

Filmed and edited by Martin Laird (https://www.youtube.com/@martin_s_laird) , researched by Fiona Grahame, and produced by Orkney News Ltd, ‘Orcadian Stories’ is a series of short filmed interviews of people who have played a part in creating a cultural legacy for the islands.

The films focus on individuals telling their stories. The original theme music is by Eamonn Keyes. All the individuals filmed have contributed to the local community through their work which may be for art, music, film, communications, tradition, mental health, and well-being.

This film has been supported by the Year of Stories 2022 Community Stories Fund. This fund is being delivered in partnership between VisitScotland and Museums Galleries Scotland with support from National Lottery Heritage Fund thanks to National Lottery players.  #YS2022 #MensShed #orkney #yearofstories #oralhistory