If anyone has walked round the community woodland behind Dail Mhor they will have seen that volunteers have done a great job of tidying up the former compost site. (Thanks also to Colin Ferguson for helping clear away some of the old soil to create more space.) We are almost ready to connect the electricity to the portacabin so that the Men’s Shed can move from the back of the Strontian Hotel to its new home. The new ‘shed’ will give more space and allow for social distancing – and a craft room as well as woodworking area. This extra work was funded thanks to a donation from the Edinburgh & District Motor Club. As the 2020 Scottish Six Day Trials & Pre 65 trials were cancelled this year the funds raised were distributed to local charities – including the community company for the Strontian Mens Shed – THANK YOU!
The Men’s Shed would also like to thank several local residents for more donations of tools – they definitely “need a bigger shed”!
With the lockdown, the former community compost site (where the new Men’s Shed portacabin is) now looks very overgrown. We intend to organise a ‘socially distanced’ work party later this year but in the meantime if anyone wants to run around the site with a strimmer, clear some weeds or give the area a tidy up you are very welcome! (Hedge cutting will not be done for another month to give the birds time to finish nesting.)
The Men’s shed is open on Monday and Wednesday mornings.