Inverurie and District Men's Shed

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February 2017

There has been great progress in developing the premises in the last few months and getting involved in several new projects as well as initiatives to generate some income.

A craft room and clean area have been created and the rest of of the building has been converted into a workshop to house woodworking and metalworking equipment and a smithy area. The conversion included the installation of electrics, water, heating, dust extraction as well as painting the floor and walls. All the conversion work was done by our own members.

The wood working equipment includes lathes, saws, a planer, drills and small tools while the metalworking area is equipped with a lathe, drill, metal bending facility and the requisite accessories. In addition, there is a fully operational forge and welding facilities. A shed to house dust extractors has been built at the rear of the building and a metal container has also been installed there to provide a wood store.

Official opening by the Provost of Aberdeenshire, Councillor Hamish Vernal of the Inverurie Men's Shed workshop area Unit 19, Harlaw Way, Inverurie  AB51 4SG

The workshop area was officially opened by the Provost of Aberdeenshire, Councillor Hamish Vernal.

The two portacabins, which were purchased with funds from NHS Grampian Endowment Small Grant Fund, are sited adjacent to the Workshop. They have been converted to provide a social area, complete with a wood burning stove, a kitchen and toilets. Disabled access and facilities are also provided.

Official opening by Alex Salmond MP of the Inverurie Men's Shed workshop area Unit 19, Harlaw Way, Inverurie  AB51 4SG

The social area was officially opened by Alex Salmond MP.

Inverurie Men's Shed is grateful to financial support from:

 Integrated Turbine Systems

 Special mention to three Meldrum Academy pupils, Craig Jarvie, Max Waring and Reece Cormack, who chose us as their charity for two successive years to compete in the Youth Philanthropy Initiative programme funded by the Sir Ian Wood Family and have won £3000 for the Shed, making a total of £6000 over the two years.

 We are very grateful to Marks and Spencer for adopting Inverurie Men's Shed as their charity of the year.


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July 2015

Our project received £10482.10 from the People's Postcode Trust to purchase machinery for our metal workshop. The People's Postcode Trust is a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People's Postcode Lottery.

People's Postcode Trust web site

People's Postcode Lottery web site


July 2015

Funding has continued through grants from:


 Garioch Area Committee Top-up Fund

 Christina Mary Hendrie Trust

 NHS Grampian Endowment Small Grants

 Acorn Centre Small Grants

 Keep Scotland Beautiful

 Aberdeen University Students Association Raising and Giving Campaign

 Garioch Charities Shop

 People's Postcode Lottery

 National Lottery Awards for All Scotland


and financial support from:


 Probus Club

 Xeretec Scotland

 Populus

 Investec Wealth and Management Ltd

 Aberdeenshire Infrastructure Services

 Garioch Plant Hire

 Breedon Aggregates

 Travis Perkins

 Homebase

 Acorn Centre

 Apache North Sea

 Inverurie Rotary Club

 Inverurie Round Table


and a number of private donations.


Three Meldrum Academy pupils, Craig Jarvie, Max Waring and Reece Cormack, who chose us as their  charity to compete in the Youth Philanthropy Initiative programme funded by the  Sir Ian Wood Family and won £3000 for the Shed

Special mention to three Meldrum Academy pupils, Craig Jarvie, Max Waring and Reece Cormack, who chose us as their charity to compete in the Youth Philanthropy Initiative programme funded by the Sir Ian Wood Family and won £3000 for the Shed.

 

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April 2015

Inverurie Men's Shed permanent premises at Unit 19, Harlaw Way, Inverurie  AB51 4SG Inverurie Men's Shed permanent premises at Unit 19, Harlaw Way, Inverurie  AB51 4SG
 

The application for a Community Asset Transfer has been successful and we now have permanent premises at Unit 19, Harlaw Way, Inverurie AB51 4SG. A craft room and clean area has been created and work is ongoing to convert the rest of the building into a workshop for metalwork and woodwork.

Two portacabins have been purchased thanks to funding from NHS Grampian Endowment Small Grants Fund and the foundations have been laid. They will be refurbished to provide toilets, a changing room, kitchen facilities and a social area and an application for a building warrant for the siting of the cabins adjacent to the building has been submitted to Aberdeenshire Council.


April 2015

Inverurie and District Men's Shed has purchased and erected a polytunnel in the Community Space at Harlaw Day Centre. This is the first Men's Shed polytunnel in Aberdeenshire. Members are busy growing a wide range of vegetables, flowers etc. Jim McColl of BBC TV Beechgrove Garden fame opened the polytunnel. The money to purchase the tunnel was obtained from a generous grant from the Aberdeenshire Health Improvement Fund. Travis Perkins and Breedon Aggregates provided materials.

 

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