4. Nov, 2021

Shed News Release - Nov. 2021

Hello, as many of you may know, Dumfries Mens Shed entered the Scottish Mens Shed of

the Year 2021 competition a couple of months ago. We were recently successful in being

chosen as one of only 5 Mens Sheds shortlisted as finalists.

We have just finished attending the online `Zoom` Scottish Mens Shed of the Year meeting

as well as their A.G.M today 4th November 2021.

Dumfries Mens Shed can announce we came 5th overall in the competition with 216 votes

which was 11.28% of the total votes received. We have won £100 cash prize, and a smaller

replica trophy, like the larger winner’s trophy to keep.

Dumfries Mens Shed would like to congratulate Westhill Mens Shed in winning the Scottish

Shed of the Year 2021 competition. We also wish to congratulate the other runners up

Sheds and wish to thank all those who voted for us. We would also like to thank the Scottish

Mens Shed Association for running the competition, and all the support they provide to

Scottish Mens Sheds, as well as thank our own members of Dumfries Mens Shed for all their


I can now announce we have finally completed our Computer Suite room based upstairs. It

was recently decorated, equipped with tables and chairs and the computers have now been

set up and are ready for members to use. Our Art & Craft Dept. room is also now fully

decorated and equipped with furniture. We hope members will be able to start using it

shortly as we still need to equip the room with paints, brushes, model kits and other art and

craft materials before it is fully functioning. Donations of new or good quality art materials

or models gratefully accepted!

Dumfries Mens Shed would like to announce the appointment at our October 2021

committee meeting of Aldo Marletta as our newly appointed Chairman! Congratulations to

Aldo, who also retains his long-standing position of Workshop Manager.

We wish to remember everyone out there that the Dumfries Mens Shed is open Monday to

Friday, between 10am and 3pm, every weekday. You can come along and see for yourself all

that we can offer! We need the support and regular attendance of all our existing members,

as well as members of the local and wider community of Dumfries to come along and visit!

Have a Happy and Safe Fireworks night tomorrow evening!