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Welcome to The Glenrothes Men's Shed

We will open again, hopefully in the near future.

To help to reduce the impact of Coranavirus and COVID-19 all non essential operations at Glenrothes Mens Shed will be suspended until further notice.

Members wishing to collect their projects may do so on THURSDAY MORNING 19th MARCH from 9 o'clock until 11 o'clock, but not to complete any work or debate the decision.

There will be some Janitorial work carried out during the closure and normal security arrangements will continue, with extra random checks being carried out.

If you know a member who does not use Social Media please let them know of this decision.

Thank you for your continued support and we will keep you informed. We wish all of you good health and we will see you as soon as we are informed we can re-open.

The Board of Trustees.




Updated 12 Mar 20.

A cigar box guitar is a simple acoustic instrument that can easily be made from reclaimed materials. An old cigar box (or any wooden box or even an empty tin) forms a resonating chamber, and a neck is fashioned from either a dowel or a wooden board that is built through the body of the cigar box and then fitted with strings. Usually unfretted, they tend to be played with a metal or glass slide fitted over a finger, at various points along the cord would reduce its effective length and allow different notes to be produced.
Though people have been making cigar box guitars for over a century, and the instruments have clearly influenced today’s popular music, it is not a practice that seems to have caught on in the UK before the appearance of a guy called Seasick Steve on the Jools Holland HOOTENANNY in 2006.
Here, in our Glenrothes Mens Shed we have two members who are experienced in making these instruments, and have recently used "Shed Time" to complete some of their recent projects.
Would you like to be able to make these? We are happy to share our knowledge with you - just visit the shed, see what we do, and become a member. Perhaps we can get some kind of regular Jam Session going and form our own Shed Band. Who know what can happen! Here are some of the instruments, with a pile of boxes ready for the next batch of conversion.




We had planned a fishing outing on Wednesday to a local trout pond - but the over half of those who put their name down were put off by the rather inclement weather. However - three hardy souls set off for the Parkview Fishery and had a surprisingly good day - despite the rain, wind, blinding sunshine, wind, hailstones and the wind - managed a decent haul of 5 fish between three of us for a total of about 9 pounds of fish, three at the bait pond caught by Jim and Garry, and two on the fly caught by Mick S.

Looking a bit windswept and interesting here's Jim and Garry with their haul.

 Come and meet the Glenrothes Men's Shedders


We are a small, willing and hard working group that would welcome your help.

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Mike L - TrusteeMike K - TrusteeMike M - Chair Person         


WHERE ARE WE? Behind the Co-Op and Target Tyres on Woodside Road

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 Glenrothes Men's Shed is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation; Charity Number SC047101 
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