Real men talk and join the growing Men’s Shed revolution
Retired men in Rutherglen and Cambuslang are being invited along to a new group that has just started in the area.
Rutherglen and Cambuslang Men’s Shed have started meeting every Tuesday at the Whitlawburn Resource Centre.
Their first meeting was held on Tuesday, August 2, and they hope to attract even more members in the coming weeks.
The project is supported by Seniors Together in South Lanarkshire, which acts as a collective voice for older people in the region.
Men’s sheds were popularised in Australia, but have now spread across the globe.
Ron Taylor is the group’s chair, and he said: “The men’s shed is basically a workshop where retired men, or unemployed men over 18, can come along and do some work, have a chat and a cup of tea.
“They have been going on in Australia for the past five or six years but are spreading.
“A lot of retired men just sit in and stare at the four walls and this gives them the opportunity to get out and have a chat.”
The group currently have a handful of members and they hope to get an established committee up and running soon.
There are currently around a dozen men’s sheds in and around the Glasgow area.
Ron reckons a club for retired men is especially important as they are a group who can struggle to find activities focussed on them.
“Women have no problem finding clubs and activities because they actually speak to each other.
“Men don’t do that unless someone talks to them.
“Men’s sheds have gone down well wherever they have opened.”
The meetings currently take place between 10am- 1pm at the Whitlawburn centre on Belmont Road but that is subject to change depending on popularity.
For more information, call Jackie Foye on 01698 454156