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Run by men, for men.

COVID-19 update:

We are temporarily closed

2020 will be a significant year for our men’s shed:

We are celebrating our fourth year as a charity helping men avoid loneliness and isolation and join in with other men and members of our community.

Already we have proved that we can create fantastic opportunities for men to work with their hands in our workshop, or to pick up an instrument, learn and perform in a concert. 

Beyond this, the possibilities are endless as we work to find a suitable site where we can extend the opportunities available to members.

Research both here in Scotland and overseas indicates that men who connect with other men in the community live happier, healthier lives.  Ask our members and they will attest to this.

The Men of Leith Men’s Shed is a values-based organisation run by men, for men.  In this respect, it is an authentic men’s shed, established to cater to and empower members. It was established with reference to the Australian experience; its current Chairman actually managed one of the biggest sheds in Australia before coming back to Scotland six years ago.

In this website, you will see clear evidence of the impact and possibility of the shed, especially in the growing number of articles written about us.

You will also get an introduction to the options you have as a member, how you can join and participate. 

We will also outline a range of activities that we are currently involved with.

You can also enjoy a few short videos and vignettes outlining what we are up to.

"Even a small community

can make a

big difference"

Simone Staley

Current activities

Leadership Meetings


Every 2 weeks on a

Monday 7pm – 9pm


Our Custom House facility

Workshop Sessions


Tuesday 10am – 1pm and

2pm – 5pm


Edinburgh Tool Library Workshop, Custom Lane,

65-67 Commercial Street 


(Behind Custom House)

Music Sessions


Wednesday 5pm – 7pm


The Ripple Project

198 Restalrig Rd South,


What people say about us

Sponsors and funding bodies

Since establishing, our shed has been grateful to the following organisations for financial contributions:


Additionally we have benefitted from support from:

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In terms of our fundraising concert at the end of 2019, we are indebted to:


Additionally we have benefitted from support from:

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Questions or comments? Send us a message and we’ll get back to you ASAP

The Men of Leith Men's Shed
65-67 Commercial Street,
Leith EH6 6LH

Tel: 0794 684 3882

Mail: info@leithmensshed.org


© 2020 by The Men of Leith Men's Shed