The group behind an effort to launch a new branch of the Men’s Shed project in a north-east market town have secured temporary accommodation.
The Turriff and District Men’s Shed will meet in two rooms at the town house from Tuesday.
The scheme – which grew from a project in Australia – aims to offer community space for men to tinker, repair, design, build and socialise with others.
Turriff joins a dozen other Men’s Sheds in Aberdeenshire area, with Westhill the first in Scotland.
Inspired by the success of similar projects in the region a steering committee was formed last year to find a home for a Turriff branch.
Last night organiser Ian Murray said: “In order to help keep our aim of setting up a Men’s shed in Turriff, Turriff and District Men’s Shed are pleased to announce that we are setting up a temporary shed in two of the rear rooms of the Turriff Town House.”
Mr Murray thanked the town house committee and said the group will initially meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9.30am-3.30pm.
“This is an interim measure as the steering group are still actively pursuing more suitable premises for a shed in Turriff, but it will allow the group to meet on a regular basis and make a start on smaller projects.
“So anyone who is interested in coming along to meet the steering group and indeed if you have a project in mind, please call in past the Town House.”
The Ellon and District Men’s Shed group, which was established in 2013, found a home last year when Aberdeenshire Council handed over the keys to a disused depot.