The Portlethen Men's Shed is now a Registered Scottish Charity (SC044995), enabling them to approach Aberdeenshire Council to request a Community Asset Transfer (CAT). In autumn a (CAT) Stage 1 was been submitted requesting premises for the Men's Shed. This was approved and a former public toilet block in Portlethen was earmarked as premises for the shed. A (CAT) Stage 2 was submitted in late 2014 and was approved at the Council's February 2015 meeting. We are now at (CAT) Stage 3 and are ready to approach organisations and businesses for funding and sponsorship for the shed.
The group's website features photos of the Westhill Shed, showing what the local group aspires to. Their first AGM is at Portlethen Academy Community Learning Centre at 2pm on 5 May 2015. All welcome!