At long last and after protracted discussion with Aberdeenshire Council, the Alford Mens Shed has occupation and ownership of the old technical building of the old Academy.
The task of getting the building up and running now has to take place and to that end the committee have announced that they will have 2 sessions per week initially and monitor the level of support they receive.
The work days will be Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9.00am to 12.00 noon and they will commence from this coming Tuesday 10th July. They may decide to open on a Saturday for those who are working during the week but that will depend on the number of people who can be available.
The Mens Shed project also includes the provision of allotments and a community garden and orchard.
I am sure that all the residents of Alford will welcome this exciting development especially as it has been driven by the people of Alford themselves.