Westhill Men’s Shed was the first to be formed in Scotland following the Australian model in 2013. We were looking for a building to have the shed in when the Westhill library moved to new premises and, supported by the council, the building was transferred to us as a lease for a peppercorn rent. We initially set up the workshop for woodworking with a single ‘dirty bench’ for metal working. We soon found that many men had their careers in engineering related to the oil industry and so converted about 1/3 of the workshop to metal working and engineering.
A partition put up in the main room separated off the workshop from the social area to keep the noise and dust at bay. Here we have the coffee table where the world is put to rights and is big enough to accommodate computing and modelling (railway) areas and to have as a venue for evening social events where family and friends are invited to a meal cooked by our chef.
We are a charity registered in Scotland SC042663
Here are our annual reports for those interested in the finance of our shed.