UK Men's Sheds Association Shed of The Year 2017
Welcome to Dalbeattie Men's Shed

Welcome to Dalbeattie Men's Shed

Dalbeattie Men’s Shed (DMS) is a free to attend place where men can spend time tinkering, repairing and making things while socialising with others who have similar interests. A larger version of the typical man’s shed in the garden – a place for men to feel at home and pursue practical interests with a high degree of autonomy.

The Shed is open Tuesday and Thursday morning for men to work at their own pace in a safe, friendly and inclusive venue. DMS exists to provide facilities where men from Dalbeattie and surrounding area can meet to socialise, and work with tools and equipment in a workshop environment.

The shed will be available to all men in the Dalbeattie area, but is targeted at those who live alone, are lonely, are disconnected from society, or have handicraft aspirations but lack the necessary inspiration, tools and equipment. Retirees and Carers needing constructive respite are prime candidates.

Activities undertaken by the shedders support the wider community such as other charitable bodies, social prescribing and disadvantaged persons in the Dalbeattie area, by taking on DIY activities chosen to meet the skills and needs of the members (for example refurbishing the Christmas Lanterns).

Both the meeting and workshop areas of the shed will improve the health and wellbeing of shedders by providing a social focus and a friendly working environment where they can participate in activities of interest to them, and increase their social circle and craft skills.

Join Us

Billy Connolly in The Shed

We meet every Tuesday and Thursday morning at Unit 8, Castle Works Trading Estate, Edingham. (see map below)

Directions

From the A711 turn off onto the B793, signposted Caulkerbush 7 miles, just north of the town. Take the first turning on the left off the B793, signed Edingham Industrial Estate. At the top of the rise turn right into the fenced compound, keeping Rembrand Timber on your left drive down, and park amongst the vehicles front right. From the car park walk alongside the green sheeted building to the steps up into the Mens Shed which are between the green sheeted building and the pink screeded building, and follow the direction signs.

No need to make an appointment - just come along or Phone GEOFF 01556 611235 or ROBIN 01556 611409 to find out more.

The Skeoch project

The Dalbeattie Men's Shed signature project. Our aim is to build an exact replica of a cycle car originally built in Dalbeattie in 1920.


A New Dawn - by Chris McIntyre
When a devastating fire ripped through Burnside Motor Works in Dalbeattie on 23rd December 1921 it turned a young car designer's cherished dream into... more
February 2018 - Setting the scene
Several exchanges by phone and email by the various parties interested in recreating the Skeoch Cycle Car culminated in a meeting that took place at... more
March 2018 – Scoping the rebuild
It becomes apparent that the items left to kick-off the Skeoch project are less complete than anticipated. The nine copy drawings do not completely... more
On 7 th March Geoff Allison & Alan Mazza travelled to the home of Archie & Betty Sinclair (the daughter & son-in-law of James Skeoch) in... more

Our activities

Your opportunity to brush up or learn new skills whilst doing something for yourself, The Shed, the community or yourself.


Woodworking
Woodworking Woodworking is our primary activity in our very well equipped woodworking shop. We have a number of trade-rated machines including a 12" saw table, a planer/thicknesser, a router table, two band saws... Read more
Metalworking
Metalworking With the aid of a grant, The Shed managed to purchase tools to punch, shear, bend, roll and rivet together strip and bar and to make decorative scrolls and twists. This equipment makes it easy to... Read more
Picture framing
Picture framing We have a very busy picture framing studio. We are very competitively priced and proceeds are used to fund Shed activities. We buy mountboard, and mouldings to order and make up the frames in-house... Read more
Bike Service
Bike Service We refurbish and service donated bicycles which are resold to finance our activities. See our Facebook page for current offers. If you would be interested to purchase a specific type or size of... Read more