Category: Activities

Co-Op spread the Shed

Co-Op spread the Shed

Thanks to Scotmid Balerno for offering us a space to promote our wee Shed. We were very busy with lots of folk asking for their Dad or Granddad as well as ladies looking, and this is a direct quote, “to get my husband out the house” lol. The three Ali’s were all involved as well as Jack and Iain and it was great to be the face of our Shed. Hope we get new members out of it. A lady said she would love to buy stuff and we should sell at the Farmers Market!. We may indeed try that in December but depends on what we have and how many interested. Also maybe no room at the market!

Anyway, it was a good way to meet some new friends today.

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Shed Lunch

Shed Lunch

Thanks to Iain and Ian, 18 or so shedders had a fantastic pre Christmas lunch at Riccarton Inn. Great conversation, great food, and a lovely time was had by all. It was a lunch filled with good conversation a lot of leg pulling, terrible jokes, and catching up.

This is what the Men’s shed is all about ,we are not just making things or repairing tools but engaged in mental health companionship and FUN .

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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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AGM

AGM

Great turnout today and thanks to Iain, Ali and John for their organisational skills. We certainly had some good debate around topics such as membership, activities, lady members and day trips as well as an update on Stewart’s finger, his shed blackout ,and other “incidents”. Thankfully his exploits have been appropriately rewarded!

It was very nice to see that we continue to attract new members even though we are still in Covid territory! We have a lot of good people who have some extremely interesting ideas so upwards and onwards.

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Shedders symposium

Shedders symposium

We had a nice change of pace today when rather than us splitting into work parties or working on projects we sat in the hall and had a lovely chat. It’s great to remember we don’t always have to “do” but can simply sit around a virtual camp fire and set the world to rights. I know that John, Bill and I enjoyed today and trust we all did.

Turing Tumble

Turing Tumble

One of our members brought in a “Turing Tumble” to test the logic and brainpower of other members. This is a type of digital computer that uses ball bearings rather than electronics to achieve the desired results, using pure logic to send the bearings to the desired end location. It’s harder than you might think, and very addictive!

Wellbeing

Wellbeing

Pentlands Men’s Shed exists to promote wellbeing for its members, and to attract new members by promoting wellbeing as its main purpose. For some people, that may be project activities, but for others it may be playing board or other games, gardening, learning, or just a cup of coffee and a chat. If you want to find out more, get in touch via the Contact Us page!

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