The Shed is a safe place where people can come together to make things, mend things, learn new skills or use old ones, meet people, and have a laugh while being productive. Shed participants can either work on their own project or support Shed staff to mend/make things for local people and organisations.
Free Drop-in Sessions
Every Tuesday and Thursday 10am – 12pm and 12.30pm – 2.30pm
Wednesday 12:30 – 2:30
The Shed will be closed for lunch between 12pm and 12.30pm.
The Shed is also open every third Saturday of the month – 10am – 1pm
Free Training Sessions
First Saturday of every month 10am – 1pm
We try to organise free training sessions every month for Shed members. Recent examples include upholstery, working with green wood, stencilling, metal work etc.
Do you run a community group who are looking for productive things to engage in? If so, then you might be able to book a regular slot in the Shed. Alternatively, if you are a community group who wants something built then please contact us and we can try and arrange this for you. Examples of requests already received include planters for a community garden and a noticeboard for a community kitchen. You can see some of the things we’ve page here.
Here a few quotes from members of local community groups who took part in our sessions:
“This is totally new for me and I loved every bit of it. I want to come back because I love it. I want to do more stuff.”
“I am very happy, the wood thing is very fun, and I learnt lots of things. How to cut, how to measure, how to drill, how to sand and proper measurements. I’m very happy and I want to come back.”
“For me, the same as the other girls, its new skills, it’s a feel using tools, building our confidence. I had to cut a circle which was very scary and was really good fun to learn.”
“I prefer this to the cooking.”
Wanted: Can you help?
Tools, Furniture, Reusable Wood, Fabric
We are always on the look out for woodworking tools to helps us build beautiful things. We also need wood, furniture and fabrics so if you have any of these which you don’t need, you can donate them to the Shed and know that they will be put to good use in North Edinburgh.
Tradespeople to train us
We are looking for local people who have skills to come and share them with the community. Have you got joinery or carpentry skills, can you work with metal, can you throw pots, etc, if so come and get involved and pass on your skills to enthusiastic local people.
For more information on how to get involved with the Shed, contact Rik by emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org