2022 is a significant year for our men’s shed as we move into our new premises.
We are celebrating our seventh year as a charity helping men avoid loneliness and isolation and engage with other men and our local community.
The purpose of The Men Of Leith Men’s Shed is to provide recreational facilities to advance the social needs, health and well being of men of all ages and backgrounds living in Leith and surrounding areas, enabling them to feel valued and part of the community.
We offer workshop activities, a Music Group, a 'Repair Shed', Tai Chi, Cycling Group, Lunch Shed and the opportunity to participate in many other activities.
Beyond this, the possibilities are endless as we develop our new premises at The Heart Of Newhaven Community, where we can extend the opportunities available to members and to the local community.
Research both here in Scotland and overseas indicates that men who connect with other men in the community live happier, healthier lives.
Just ask our members!
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About our activities
At each session, which runs for 3 hours members have the use of tools and equipment to make or repair items of their own choice, work alongside other members in the construction of items we have been commissioned to make, make items to sell at tables sales or make items that are required in the shed. There will be at least one supervisor to offer advice and help if required and to make sure you work in a safe manner.
This is a service that we offer to the general public where we repair items that are broken or damaged instead of them being thrown away. If you enjoy a challenge and solving problems., this the place for you. We charge for materials/parts and ask for a donation to support the workings of the shed.
Music Shed (Splinterz)
Members get together once a week to play music and songs that they enjoy. Open to all abilities and instruments. Singers are welcome.
Monthly bike rides around Edinburgh using cycleways and quiet roads for 10 - 15 miles. They are at a leisurely pace and there will be a stop for tea, coffee and cake. We are planning to offer bike maintenance to members of this group.
Tai Chi Shed
Sessions run by a qualified instructor in this invigorating physical and mental activity/martial art. Suitable for all abilities.
A bi-weekly lunch where members can get together and have a chat, plan visits, hear invited speakers on topics related to men's health or play social games such as cards, dominoes, chess etc.
Governance - Committee Shed
Trustees of the shed meet every two weeks to plan out the running of the shed and to discuss items raised by the members. We have at the moment a committee of 7.
What people say about us
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The Men of Leith Men's Shed
Heart of Newhaven Community
4-6 Main Street
Tel: 0751 077 2359 (general enquiries)
Tel: 0739 552 0280 (repair shed enquires)