It is a busy start to the year for the Clyde Coast and Cumbrae Men's Shed group with plenty more to follow as it approaches its first anniversary in the spring.

With the asset transfer of the Brisbane Centre to the local voluntary group,  Clyde Coast & Cumbraes Men's Shed, are looking forward to an exciting 2024.

Hot on the heels of their first Burns Night Supper,  the group hosted the Ayrshire Men's Shed Network Meeting.

It was attended by Three Towns Men's Shed, Garnock Valley Men's Shed and Men's Shed Dalry who saw the great progress Clyde Coast and Cumbraes group have made since opening in March.

Lively discussion topics included gender inclusion, funding, health and wellbeing impacts, equipment and skills sharing, 3D printing projects and balancing the need to produce items for sale by donation and keeping the shed relaxed and fun.

Membership continues to be healthy, with around 80 having joined the new facility in Bath Street.

The group have received a shed-load of support from local businesses, with donations of tools and materials to ensure a flying start, while membership numbers have also been steadily growing.

More than £16,000 in grant funding was secured to kickstart the project, which is open two days a week in the Brisbane Centre in Largs, on Tuesdays and Saturdays, as work continues for the asset transfer of the building.

Membership - which is free - is open to people from West Kilbride, Fairlie, Skelmorlie, Cumbrae and Largs.

Pop in on Saturday to ask for more details.