Dumfries Men`s Shed

We are open: Mon, Wed & Frid: 10am - 3pm

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.

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.