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Exciting New Volunteering Opportunities at the Scottish Maritime Museum and Newly Refurbished Irvine Harbourside Men’s Shed

With the lifting of lockdown, the Scottish Maritime Museum and Irvine Harbourside Men’s Shed are opening their doors to volunteers and new members once again.

Irvine Harbourside Men’s Shed, which is located on Kyle Road in Irvine, reopens after a refurbishment to the woodworking shop and welcome area.

Scottish Maritime Museum, Irvine.
Photograph by Martin Shields
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The Men’s Shed volunteers are also busy getting the Hobby Room ready for model making to add to the other facilities for internet and printing.

Irvine Harbourside Men’s Shed is open to all men over 18 years of age who can drop in between 10am – 3pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Plans to open on Wednesdays too are underway and Covid safety measures are in place, including hand sanitisers and masks for those who need them.

All equipment and facilities at the Irvine Harbourside Men’s Shed are free to use and there is no membership fee.

Colin Daye of Irvine Harbourside Men’s Shed says:

“After such a difficult year for so many, we’re delighted to reopen and welcome new members. The Men’s Shed is a wonderful opportunity for everyone to get out of the house on a Tuesday and Thursday and enjoy a cuppa and chat with others or get more hands on tackling projects using the machinery and internet.

“It’s very informal and there’s always help on hand for anyone who needs assistance with the use of the equipment. Now’s the perfect time to pop along and find out more.”

For more information on Irvine Harbourside Men’s Shed, contact Colin by emailing him at harboursidemensshed.irvine@gmail.com or calling 07522116203.

The Scottish Maritime Museum has also reopened to volunteers. Those interested in rolling their sleeves up to help with maintaining the engineering and mechanical exhibits or helping out across visitor services, should contact David Mann at the Scottish Maritime Museum on 01294 278283.

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