Dumfries Men`s Shed

Now open 5 days a week. (Mon - Frid) - We will close early on Wed. 20th Oct. (14:45 closing time)

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 men 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 men 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 men 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.