Financial boost for Langholm Men's Shed

A £1,000 donation from Buccleuch has brought the prospect of a community shed in Langholm one step closer to reality.


The aim for the shed is to create a place where local people can get together and join purposeful, creative activities. Since May 2022, organisers have been on a quest to find a place to call their own.

On making the donation, Ed Morris, Estate Manager of Borders Estate said: ‘Buccleuch are pleased to have been able to the Men’s Shed initiative in Langholm. It will provide an invaluable resource for the community.’

Langholm Shed co-ordinator, Andi Marron said: ‘The outcomes in nearby Lockerbie, Dumfries and Hawick have proved that the shed can make a clear, direct and measurable impact on loneliness, anxiety, depression and mental health to raise health and wellbeing in the community.

‘We are very grateful for this generous donation, and it will be a great help to get us started.

It’s important to underline that we may be part of the Scottish Men’s Shed Association, but our Shed is not just for blokes who happen to live in Langholm.

‘This is a proper community shed for every single man and woman in the Eskdale and Liddesdale area, from Eskdalemuir across to Rowanburn and beyond. This donation will be put to good use in getting us together and finding a home.’