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

Donation in memory of Scott

Donation in memory of Scott

Pentlands Men’s Shed lost a good friend in February 2024 when Scott Greenwood passed away. His partner, Susan, wanted to recognise the enjoyment that Scott had while a member of Pentlands Men’s Shed. She therefore decided to donate to us the money raised in his memory at and around the time of his funeral. This included a charity football match which his footballing friends arranged.

We are quite taken aback at the generosity of Scott’s family and friends, and wish to express our gratitude for the very substantial donation.

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
Skanska, one of the UK’s leading contractors, helps to construct, upgrade and maintain the country’s buildings and infrastructure.
Roofing and Building Contractors Edinburgh
Timber merchants and suppliers
Church Hill Place, Edinburgh EH10 4BD
T: 0131 447 3135
F: 0131 447 0408

Upholsterers, re-finishers of all domestic and commercial upholstery.
Community Chest – administered jointly by Currie Balerno Rotary Club and Balerno Village Trust.  The Community Chest is also supported with contributions from CALA Homes.
Clerwood Attics and Velux Ltd, Edinburgh’s Loft Storage & VELUX Specialists
Four Seasons Scotland Design and Build Ltd, Currie
Co-op Local Community Fund
Currie Primary Atrium and Garden

Currie Primary Atrium and Garden

Following a request for help to tidy up an area of garden and landscaped patio area in the Atrium of Currie Primary School, Pentlands Men’s Shed have stepped up and worked on some of the parts that need attention. A number of the older pupils and their teachers also got involved and all the participants have enjoyed what they have done to improve the area so far.

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Currie Primary School Nursery – Planter

Currie Primary School Nursery – Planter

Chairman Rab’s daughter works at Currie Primary School Nursery, and wondered whether Pentlands Men’s Shed could make a big planter for the Nursery. Of course we could! Rab and Davy built a monster of a planter which has now been installed at the nursery. It had to be moved in 2 separate parts with the final assembly done on site. Well done guys!

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Wire & Loop Buzzer Games

Wire & Loop Buzzer Games

Our talented electrical expert, John, has built three “Wire and Loop Buzzer” games. Two are for 297 Squadron (Musselburgh) Air Cadets, and the third is for The Meeting Place group that meets in the Scout Hall on Mondays. It may look easy, but the game is harder than it looks – the author of this article can vouch for that!

At the Air Cadet squadron, lots of the younger cadets spent the evening trying to complete the task without setting off the buzzer. This proved more difficult than first thought so lots of frustrated players!

A few of The Meeting Place members also tried their version of the game, and one manged to complete it without touching the wire! Success! The group was also visited by Sue Webber MSP, who was encouraged to try her hand at the game. There is no record of whether she was successful…

The two games that John made for the Air Cadets
One of the older members of the Air Cadet squadron trying his hand at the game. What is John saying?
Good fun trying the game at The Meeting Place
John demonstrating how the game works
Sue Webber MSP showing her skills at the game
Colinton Primary School Planters

Colinton Primary School Planters

Shed member Davy McLuckie wanted to say “thank you” to Colinton Primary School for the support that they gave to his grandson, and it was agreed that planters would be a nice way to acknowledge what they had done. Davy and his fellow members of the Shed constructed and delivered the planters, which were built from recycled pallets, and took the opportunity to get a couple of photos.

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