Why we exist?

Dumfries Men`s Shed is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO). - SC045382

You may have heard that recent surveys have shown a rise in the social isolation of people, as we live longer and stay in our homes far longer than we used to do. Loneliness affects around 40% of older people in Scotland. This can have serious health impacts both mentally and physically, making people more vulnerable to illness and disease. We are not here just for those in retirement but also for those without jobs, those recovering from illness and those trying to make a better life for themselves for whatever reason.

How to Join

If you are interested in finding out more or want to talk to someone about coming along for a visit, you can phone the number on the contact section or just come along to the Shed when we are open; we`re a friendly bunch. If you wish, someone can ring you with details and maybe meet up for a chat before you come along for your first visit, whatever suits you best.

No commitment from you is needed, unless you wish to give it! Why not get involved in leading a session doing something you like. Our membership is open to both Male and Females and if you wish to join the Shed there is a annual membership fee of £15. There is also a fee of £2 every time you attend a session. However, the £2 get`s you as much tea and coffee as you like as well as biscuits. If you wish to have your lunch at the Shed (2-3 Course Meal) this will be an additional fee of £2 taking your daily total fee up to £4.00.

(We accept Card Payments)

Rules at the Shed are kept to a minimum, but SAFETY and CONFIDENTIALITY are very important.

Our Purpose

The advancement of health by addressing the social health and wellbeing needs of people of all ages and backgrounds, living in Dumfries and the surrounding area. We will do this through the creation, upkeep and development of facilities in which people can meet jointly, or individually, to undertake creative, physical and recreational activities of their choice. The provision of recreational facilities, or the organisation of recreational activities with the object of improving the conditions of life for the persons for whom facilities or activities are primarily intended.

New Premise`s Update

As of Friday 13th November 2021, Dumfries Men`s Shed accepted the ownership and keys to No. 1 Cresswell Gardens, Dumfries via the "Asset Transfer" Scheme. We wish to thank D&G Council for their help and of course for the transfer of this property to ourselves. We would also like to thank all of our supporters and the public in general for their best wishes, support and continued interest in this matter despite the difficulties 2020/21 presented due to the Pandemic. We are opening at our new premises on the 9th Aug 2021 at 9:50am.