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The Glenrothes Men's Shed

The Glenrothes Men's Shed

Poplar Road, Glenrothes, KY7 4AA, United Kingdom

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About The purpose of the organisation is to provide recreational facilities and advance the social needs, health and well-being of men and women in Glenrothes
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Mission Men's Sheds were started in Australia at the end of WWII when many soldiers returning from active service either were too injured to return to work, or had no job to return to, their place having been filled in their absence.

This increased the loss of self-esteem in many already struggling with the psychological scars of war and heavy drinking, violent behaviour, and misogyny increased. The idea of societies, primarily aimed at men and traditional 'male pursuits' took root and soon began to spread world wide.

The idea was floated in Glenrothes in February 2016 and a group of people with interests in woodturning, woodworking, and a variety of other skills and pursuits began to plan a centre where these activities could be carried out.

They aligned their efforts alongside the National Lottery's 'Our Place' initiative seeking to redevelop some of the most run down and deprived areas of Scotland and suitable premises were identified in the Auchmuty redevelopment area.

A Big Lottery grant application was successful and funding has been secured to buy, refurbish, and equip the building.
Description The purpose of the organisation is to provide recreational facilities and advance the social needs, health and well-being of men and women in Glenrothes
We meet informally every Thursday at 10 am at the Lomond Centre Woodside Way Glenrothes. Come along for a chat and a cuppa.

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