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Shed heaven: The workshops turning men's lives around

7 June 2017 0 Comments
  • For some men, retirement is a long-awaited chance to travel the world, hit the golf course, or take up a new hobby. For others, after decades in work, it can be a time of loneliness and isolation.

    But across Scotland, a new movement is helping growing numbers of men improve their health and their mood.

    Men's Sheds have been set up across the country to enable men to come together to pursue practical interests like wood-turning and metalwork.

    Age Scotland said it was in contact with 101 sheds, ranging from established projects to new initiatives and some linked to other organisations.

    A new report by the charity outlines the impact the initiative has had on the lives of those who use the sheds.

    In The Shed Effect, men describe why they first turned to their local shed and how it has changed their lives.

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