Banchory Men's Shed

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Banchory and District Men's Shed is fully open for Social meetings and Workshop access. 

Our core hours are:

  • Every Tuesday and Thursday 10:00 till 12:00, and 
  • (Winter) 1st Saturday of each month or (Summer) every Saturday, 10:00 till 12:00.

Any changes to this will be posted on our Planner calendar at

Core hours are our key times to meet socially for tea, coffee and a blether, and to share time in the workshop on projects.  By arrangement, the shed is also open for members at all other times up to 8 pm each day, typically for workshop access or shared workshop projects, plus any relevant Shed membership activity.

About Men's Sheds

The Men’s Shed movement began in Australia and has now spread worldwide, with a strong presence in Scotland - the Scottish Men's Sheds Association headquarters is also in Banchory.  

Men’s Sheds provide a social and practical outlet for men, many of whom might otherwise become isolated. “Sheds” have become recognised as major contributor to the improvement of men’s health and wellbeing in both physical and mental terms.  Men’s Sheds vary but activities typically fall into five areas: community work & activities, health & welfare, educational, recreational and communal.  

The Men’s Shed movement recognises the particular challenges men face and for which to date there has been little provision.  Many of these challenges are around life changes such as retirement, social isolation and a lack of established social circles once away from the working environment.  Young men, too, can experience isolation and a lack of direction due to, say, long-term unemployment - there is no age limit for a Men's Shed.

For whatever group, Men’s Sheds provide facilities to address needs particular to men and the different ways in which men live, communicate and interact.  A common saying is that “Men don’t talk face to face, they talk shoulder to shoulder”. 

Find out more 

Banchory Men’s Shed is in its own premises at the Banchory Royal British Legion Scotland building on Ramsay Road.  For full information visit ,  e-mail,   or just come along to one of our meetings - you will be more than welcome.