Making and Mending in Muirhouse
The Shed is a place where people can come to either make stuff or mend stuff. We have a fine array of tools you can use on site and a good selection of wood which you are welcome to help yourself to, to enable you build whatever it is that you wish to make. Staff are on hand to support you make what you want to make.
The Shed’s opening hours are changing from Monday 3 June, and new opening hours will be as follows:
Tuesday 10am – 12pm and 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Wednesday 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Thursday 10am – 12pm and 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Please note The Shed will be closed for lunch between 12pm – 12.30pm.
Third Saturday of the month: Drop in session 10am – 1pm
First Saturday of the month: Expert training session 10am – 1pm (Advance booking is required. Click here for more details about the upcoming sessions)
What is a Community Shed?
The primary focus of the shed is to reuse wood, furniture, tools etc. so as to reduce climate change. Each year in Scotland we throw away tons of stuff into landfill, including wood and furniture, that could be recycled, reused, mended or made into something completely different. The Community Shed will do its bit to reduce this waste and convert it into useful and beautiful things. We will also inform local people about climate change and what they can do to minimise their own impact.
The Shed is similar to Men’s Shed movement which is gaining popularity across Scotland at the moment. We are, however, open to both men and women.
Why develop a Community Shed?
North Edinburgh Arts and Link Up listened to local people who said they wanted a local community shed. Together with community members, both organisations were successful in getting funding from the Climate Change Fund to set a community shed in North Edinburgh. The Shed is therefore a great example of community development in action, and it proves that when we work together we can achieve great things.
Who can use it?
The Shed is open to anyone aged 16 or over from the North Edinburgh community. The Shed is free to use and refreshments will be available at each session. The Shed operates a first come, first served drop-in system and we can accommodate a maximum of 7- 8 members at any one time. This may be reduced if we have people who are wheelchair users are in the shed.
If you have childcare needs, please let us know a few days in advance so we can organise crèche facilities.
Where is the Shed?
The Shed is located in the old Co-Op building, and can be accessed from the rear car park at North Edinburgh Arts. The Shed is wheelchair accessible.
In the meantime if you want to find out more then please contact Rik
Call: 0131 315 2151
We have been awarded a grant of £133,830* from the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund for two years to develop this project with the local community.
*Includes maximum funding of £40,149 from the European Regional Development Fund