Category: Discussion Topics



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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Preparation for building

Preparation for building

Some of the members have been preparing the way to allow ground works to commence with a view to getting started with a new workshop / store. We have some ideas about what we want to do, so the first stage was to mark out the ground, clear away the pallets that had been deposited there, and get ready to bring in a contractor to level the site in preparation for installing the accommodation.

Hard at work?
Ground pegged out
Pallets cleared away
Danger – man at work!
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Free Book Library

Free Book Library

We have been approached by a school PTA with a request to build an enclosure that could hold books to provide a free “library” service, where people could swap or borrow books. This would ideally be located in the grounds of the associated local primary school. The requirements are:

  • Outdoor storage for books;
  • Should be enclosed (weatherproof);
  • Brightly coloured and / or decorated;
  • Resembling a house if possible;
  • Clear glass- or plastic-fronted for visibility, if possible. Safety glass or polycarbonate would be ideal;
  • It should display the words “Free Library” or similar;
  • Shelved to accommodate a several books of different sizes (dimensions to be agreed).

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Agenda for Meeting – Comments Please!

Agenda for Meeting – Comments Please!

Please review and provide (constructive) comments below on the notes that John has pulled together for the Lothian meeting of Men’s Sheds on 9 July. This is to discuss aspects of the impact of Covid 19 on Sheds, and consider options for restarting Sheds with appropriate measures in place to protect members, once this is possible within guidelines.

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