Scottish Men's Shed Association


Working With Us.

The Scottish Men’s Shed Association aim to help new and existing groups to set up and run a Men’s Shed in their local town or community. To give a helping hand to anyone looking for assistance or more information on what it means to develop and run a Men’s Shed.

The Community Ownership Support Service (COSS) and The Scottish Men’s Shed Association (SMSA) are working together to provide useful information to help groups to develop their asset transfer plans, speak to the right people about premises and how to approach the relevant people with their ideas. Helping to provide potential funders and local authorities with the facts they need to make the strongest case for a Shed in their Community.

COSS have a range of tools and publications to help groups get started, including a fact sheet which examines some of the issues particularly affecting Men’s Sheds in the asset transfer process. Here are a few to get you underway.

Community Asset Transfer for Men’s Sheds Fact Sheet

Asset Transfer Route Map

Module One – Introduction to Asset Transfer