Barrhead Mens shed project

Mens Shed group, Barrhead
Mens Shed group, Barrhead

A group of local people who run a ‘Men’s Shed’ facility in Barrhead are running masterclasses for local youngsters at Cross Arthurlie Primary School on bird box building.

The classes will run from the group’s premises in Robertson Street on Monday, March 7 and Monday, March 14 at 10am.

The children will learn how to construct bird boxes and will be able to build their own one to take home.

The members of the Men’s Shed, all of whom are over 50-years of age are keen to share their skills with young people and help stir their interest in more than TV’s, computers and mobile phones.

What is ‘Mens Shed’ - well it’s a larger version of the typical man’s shed in the garden – a place where you can feel at home and pursue practical interests with freedom and independence.

A Men’s Shed offers this to a group of people where members share the tools and resources they need to work on projects of their own choosing at their own time and pace and in a safe, friendly and inclusive venue.

Alex Storrie, Chairperson, said: “The Barrhead Men’s Shed is committed to supporting the learning of Barrhead’s young people. Our members really enjoy sharing their skills with the next generation, and we hope to spark an interest in building and making things that will serve them well in the years to come.”

The Men’s Shed is a local facility run entirely by volunteers (older men and women) for people to work on individual and shared projects.