A Moray MSP has met with members of Elgin and District Men’s Shed.
Richard Lochhead was invited to learn more about the group’s work and to offer his support in their efforts to find a permanent home.
Elgin Men’s Shed is currently seeking for a space with a sitting area, a workshop for members to share and a kitchen to encourage cooking, which will benefit the health and well-being of its members.
Mr Lochhead has agreed to investigate what funding the group may be eligible for and will discuss their needs with the council’s chief executive Roddy Burns next week.
He said: “It was great to meet some of the members of Elgin and District Men’s Shed and to hear just how much they enjoy time in each other’s company and the benefit they get from that.
“We know that men involved in the Men’s Shed movement report to be living happier and healthier lives, and for that reason Elgin Men’s Shed has an invaluable role to play in the local community.
“For some time now they’ve been working hard to try to establish a permanent home in Elgin with space for a workshop where they can share their skills with others, and also room where they can relax together over a cuppa.
“I’m keen to do all I can to support the group and will be making some inquiries as to what financial support they may be eligible for or grants they could apply for.”