Author: Iain Millar
Retired IT project manager / IT manager Developer of the basic website for Pentlands Men’s Shed Keen dinghy sailor – sails a Laser dinghy and a Mirror dinghy at St Mary’s Loch Sailing Club Reluctant gardener Originally from Forfar – lived in Aberdeen for 24 years before moving back to the Edinburgh area

Talk on Health Screening

Talk on Health Screening

Pentlands Men’s Shed members enjoyed an interesting and informative presentation from Kathryn Sinclair from NHS Lothian on the subject of Health Screening. This focused on the National screening programmes that are most relevant for men – specifically Bowel Cancer screening, and Abdominal Aortic Aneurism (AAA) screening. As well as being interesting in their own right, these topics triggered wider discussion about other health subjects that are important for Shed members.

The ethos of Men’s Shed is to improve men’s well-being, and by both raising awareness of important topics and getting men (who are often reticent about such things) talking about these in a safe and supportive environment, this talk was absolutely in line with what we are all about.

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Supporters of Pentlands Men’s Shed

Supporters of Pentlands Men’s Shed

Pentlands Men’s Shed wishes to thank all of our supporters, donors, and benefactors, some of whom are listed below.

42nd Pentland (Currie) Scout Group
Church Hill Place, Edinburgh EH10 4BD
T: 0131 447 3135
F: 0131 447 0408

Upholsterers, re-finishers of all domestic and commercial upholstery. Can lay floors, arrange french polishing for tired furniture, supply lighting and other accessories for the perfect home interior. Supply and fit made to measure curtains and blinds and can also fit out your shop, pub or hotel with appropriate floor coverings or from a wide range of wall coverings.
Co-op Local Community Fund
Four Seasons Scotland Design and Build LTD, Currie
Clerwood Attics and Velux Ltd, Edinburgh’s Loft Storage & VELUX Specialists
Community Chest – administered jointly by Currie Balerno Rotary Club and Balerno Village Trust.  The Community Chest is also supported with contributions from CALA Homes.
Community Chest – Dust Extraction Equipment

Community Chest – Dust Extraction Equipment

Thanks to the Community Chest, who gave Pentlands Men’s Shed a donation to purchase dust extraction equipment to be used in and around the Shed. The equipment, consisting of two separate set-ups, includes high-performance HEPA filtration to protect members from working in dusty conditions which could be dangerous to health.

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Premises! The story in pictures.

Premises! The story in pictures.

We obtained an old modular building to use as our new premises, and while it needed a lot of work, it was delivered to the site on 4 June 2021. With great excitement from all involved, it was swung into place by an expert truck / crane operator, and the real fun started as we refurbished it. This work remains ongoing however we are close to having a functional Shed workshop and meeting place.

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Protect your extension leads

Protect your extension leads

A tip courtesy of Hugh: To deter people from stealing extension leads from campsites, gardens, etc, wrap a bit of electrical tape round them in a few places. This makes them look old and repaired – which makes them unattractive to most passers-by. Most people only want new ones or ones in good condition!

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Currie Primary School Projects update

Currie Primary School Projects update

The Covid Pandemic imposed a huge amount of delay but Pentlands Men’s Shed eventually delivered some long-awaited projects for Currie Primary School. The school provided some wonderful feedback for the work carried out, and you can see the finished results below:

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Theme: Overlay by Kaira Website developed by members of the Pentland Men's Shed
98 Forthview Crescent, Currie EH14 5QP, Scotland
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