In case you haven’t read our status in the ‘Deeside Piper’ recently, here is our news: we have now received full funding for the kitchen units, allowing us to award that contract, and we hope to be able to complete the final fit of the Fire Alarm, CCTV and intruder alarm systems soon. The interior decoration is also progressing well. Later, not so far off now, we will advertise open periods where you can come

WE THANK YOUWe are building a new community facility- the first in the village for nearly 50 years – and it has been wonderful to know that you have been right behind us all the way, whether with encouraging words, cash, donations in kind, or gifts (of time and equipment) and loans. Nearly £30,000 has been donated in money alone, from small to larger sums. That’s simply amazing! It keeps us going, in more ways

The Shed Trustees are delighted to announce that they have been awarded a National Lottery award from The National Lottery Community Fund. The award was for £9657.00 towards the cost of the building works. This goes a long way to plug the remaining gap in the funding for the first phase of the build. Completing this first phase will enable us to gain occupation of the ground floor workshop. The second phase will complete the

The Community Shed building as it is after the site was shut down due to the coronavirus Well, we’re all in limbo for now, as all building sites in Scotland had to close down. Still, the shed trustees are still meeting once a week on Skype and are busy with the new Operations Group, planning for the time when we can get started again. Once the building site re-opens (whenever that will be!) we estimate

The Aboyne Men’s Shed committee announced the commencement last week of a new facility named Aboyne and Mid Deeside Community Shed. Committee members, NHS staff and trustees gather at the site to cut the first sod. A ground breaking ceremony was held on the site along Aboyne Stone Circle off Ballater Road. The ceremony was undertaken by Amy Anderson representing NHS Grampian Endowment Trust, and Eric Sinclair former NHS Grampian board member with local supporters,

Work has begun on creating a long-anticipated gathering place in Aboyne. Construction of the Aboyne and Mid Deeside Community Shed has been three years in the making, with exhaustive searches carried out by the area’s Men’s Shed group to find the perfect location. A ground-breaking ceremony was held yesterday at Aboyne Stone Circle, off Ballater Road. The charity’s prime goal is to provide opportunities for social interaction among older men in the region, who can