Shed activities and awards frequently put us in the news.

Dalbeattie Men's Shed on ITV Border Life
The Shed appeared on the ITV magazine program Border Life in January 2021. Despite the fact that we were shut down at the time, we gave a very good account of ourselves. Our Secretary, Geoff Allison was amongst a number of shed members that appeared in the socially-distanced segment.
Dalbeattie Men's Shed - In the news

Recent notable events such as constructing a trebuchet and using it to fire a haggis down a football pitch on Burn's Supper, rebuilding a replica of a forgotten cycle car from the 1920's, winning the UK Men's Sheds Association award for 'Shed of the Year 2017' and the Age Scotland 'Member Group of the Year 2018', a visit from a notable Scottish celebrity and our subsequent featuring in his BBC

Members of The Shed receiving the award from Jackie Bird

We are very proud and delighted to announce that our Shed has picked up the award for 'Member Group of the Year 2018' Several of our members were fortunate enough to attend the Age Scotland National Conference in Glasgow, where we were treated to a fine lunch after which we attended the award ceremony where we were invited up on stage to receive the award from Jackie Bird.

Some of our member proudly holding the certificate and the trophy.

Dalbeattie Men’s Shed have been selected by the UK Men’s Sheds Association to be their SHED OF THE YEAR, 2017 in recognition of our inspiring community contribution. We always felt that we have a friendly, productive shed; national recognition confirms that we are on the right track, and makes us extremely proud. It also makes us grateful for the community we live in – because we could not have qualified for this award without the support of our families, friends and community.