Turriff Men’s Shed on the move

Turriff Men’s Shed is on the move.

Turriff Municipal Building
Turriff Municipal Building

The men’s shed was set up in the former Municipal Buildings in Turriff where Turriff Town House Association had been planning a Community Asset Transfer of the building to transfer the ownership from Aberdeenshire Council. Sadly this bid was unsuccessful and both groups will be vacating the building later this month.

A fall out of this is that Turriff Men’s Shed, who had using the building as their temporary ‘shed’, will now be moving out of town to Rosehall near the Golf Club, for a short time at least.

Posting on the groups Facebook page, Ian Murray, Chairman of the Turriff Men’s Shed said

Although we have been based at the Turriff Town House for the past few months, space there has been very limited and this move to Rosehall will give us a lot more freedom to carry out projects and also take on larger ones , and we hope to be able to set up our band saws and lathe which are currently in store.
This move will also mean we can have up to 3 workbenches in operation at any one time and therefore we invite all interested persons who think they would like to be involved in the Shed to come and see us at Rosehall and see what goes on in a Men’s Shed. The shed will be signposted, but at Rosehall turn right towards the Golf Club and the shed entrance is just past Celebrations store.

Initially we will continue to meet on Tuesdays & Thursdays, but this may alter if the Shedders require more time.
We will still have room for a social area as well so all those who just come along for a cuppa and a chat will still be very welcome and if transport is required, this can be arranged.

We would like to thank the Turriff Town House committee and Rose Logan in particular for allowing us to use the two back rooms over the last few months, and we have managed to carry out quite a few small projects, which has enabled the Turriff & District Shed to establish itself as a working shed and given the Shedders a regular meeting place.

The committee of the Turriff & District shed will still be actively pursuing other options for a permanent base over the coming weeks and months, but this move to Rosehall will give us some breathing space to continue the search for a long-term base for the Turriff Shed.

To find out more about Turriff Men’s Shed, to arrange a visit or transport to the shed contact Ian Murray on 01888 563170. More information about the men’s shed is available on their Facebook page.

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The former Municipal Buildings are now in the process of being transferred in to the ownership Turriff and District Heritage Society.

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