Galashiels Men's Shed featured on ITV's 'Border Life' ! 

Mens Shed FullSize "The Mens' Shed movement started in Australia but is now sweeping across Scotland. Emma Baker visits Galashiels to find out what all the fuss is about. For many of the men involved, becoming a 'Sheddy' has changed their lives".  Click here to view the programme in full

Mens Shed with Nigel
Galashiels Men's Shed at Langlee Community Centre is one of the first men's sheds in the Scottish Borders. Set up in January 2014 with help from staff at Volunteer Centre Borders, NHS Borders Healthy Living Network and Age Scotland. It is part of a new movement which is gaining momentum throughout the region.
 For further information on the Galashiels Shed please contact the shed at:
Galashiels Men's Shed , Marigold Drive , Galashiels, TD1 2LP 

About the Men's Shed Project..

Men's Sheds - A great alternative to traditional social pastimes.

A well established idea (but new to the Scottish Borders)

A Men's Shed is a communal workshop where men gather to tinker on projects, pursue hobbies and pastimes, share interests and learn new skills whilst relaxing and enjoying each other's company.

Skills Shared 

Crafts Learned 

Create - Design 

Undertake Projects 

Pursue Hobbies 

Relax, Drink Tea 



 The first 'Sheds' in Scotland have been established in Westhill, Aberdeenshire and Macmerry, East Lothian with many more under development.

A typical Shed will include work benches, tools and spaces to relax and chat.

Activities might include:- 



Bicycle repair 

Tool renovation 

Furniture making 

Model engineering 


More ?

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Some of the Galashiels 'Shedders' on a visit to the
Macmerry Men's Shed, East Lothian

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Men at Work - Macmerry Men's Shed, East Lothian.

Who Can Join? Membership is usually aimed at men and women of ALL ages and backgrounds.

Cost? £1 per day to cover costs.

Premises? Men's Sheds can operate from many different types of premises:-

Rooms in community centres

Village halls

Industrial units


Or...........Even a Shed !

       It all depends on the numbers of people who want to be involved and availability.

Who's in Charge? Most that have been set up in the UK have been run by local committees.

The day to day management is usually up to the members, with 'Shedders' deciding on activities and projects, giving them control of their sheds.

How can I get involved? A number of Men's Shed Projects are currently being considered or are under development in more towns across the Scottish Borders. If you would like to become involved, or would like to find out more, contact us on 01896 754 041. 

More Information.... For more information on Men's Sheds in general, go to the UK Men's Shed Association website