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03 April 2018BBC Alba Interviews Ian Hallam

BBC Alba are broadcasting the programme that they filmed at Inverness Men’s Shed on Monday 16th April. This includes an interview with Ian Hallam which is a part of the programme Trusadh, The Aonaranachd Gar Marbhadh  - (Loneliness is Killing Us). Don't forget to tune in and hear what he has to say.

24 March 2018UKMSA

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15 March 2018Workbench Completed for Floral Hall

After several weeks of activity Ali, Peter and Robert put the final touhes to the heavy duty workbench requested for use at the Floral Hall. Quality construction - a real good job guys!

13 March 2018Peter's Fishy Tale From The Middle East

Peter displays his Sawfish saw which he purchased when working in Doha in Qatar. Sawfishes, also known as carpenter sharks, are a family of rays characterized by a long, narrow, flattened rostrum, or nose extension, lined with sharp transverse teeth, arranged in a way that resembles a saw. They are among the largest fish with some species reaching lengths of over 20 feet. What a fascinating souvenir to bring home Peter - it certainly beats a fridge magnet!

06 March 2018Terry Henderson Presents - The Inverness Hospital Radio Music Quiz

Terry Henderson, the programme controller of Inverness Hospital Radio and presenter of their Golden Oldies and Wednesday Ward Call request shows gave a most interesting talk on the history and operation of Raigmore patients' very own radio station. He was keen to advise that everyone who is a patient in Raigmore has access to their station for free on the Hospedia terminal at their bedside but you need to call on the unit to register first. Their most requested genre is Country and the most requested artist is still Elvis. He then presented a Music Quiz which proved to be fun if a bit challenging at times. Most questions were answered despite some debate amongst the teams! The Norths, (nicknamed the Castro Cowboys by the opposition) won but a return match is eagerly awaited. Thanks Terry for a most enjoyable visit.

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26 February 2018Men's Shed Singing Group Commences

Our new Singing Group met for the first time with George Henderson, leader of the Inverness Male Gospel Choir and assisted by well known local singer, Charlie Gallagher. Following a fun warm-up the group sang a number of mostly Scottish songs and George was quite impressed by the standard - we have potential! Click here and hear us sing.
The next meeting is likely to be in a fortnight’s time 12th March when we hope many more will be able to join us. The Singing Group is open to all Shedders no matter what level of singing ability.  We simply sing songs together for pleasure. If you would like to experience the joy of singing then you are very welcome to attend.

19 February 2018Shed Members Research Their Own Surnames







   All 13 members of our Talking and Writing Group attended his week to discuss a very popular and personal subject - the history and meaning of their own surname. This fascinating exercise showed that as well as Scotland, some had descendants from Europe including Spain along with all parts of Britain including Inverness of course.

13 February 2018Norman Shares His Knowledge Of Our Victorian Market

Norman Newton, the well known local historian and author of many books on Old Inverness, gave a fascinating talk on the Inverness Victorian Market. He covered its opening on Queen Victoria’s birthday in 1870, the great fire in 1889 which caused its total destruction, its reopening and showed photographs of it at all stages. Norman has done extensive research and kindly shared his vast knowledge during this greatly informative and interesting lecture. Thanks Norman, your visit was much appreciated.


His pictures show the original ‘New Market’ before the fire 

 and the Victorian Market as it is today




12 February 2018Charles Gains Another 5 Star Review*****

Eleven Shedders attended Charles Reed’s latest cookery demonstration. As good, if not better than any celebrity chef, was the unanimous opinion! Preparing and cooking both oven baked Leek and Bacon Risotto and Chicken Vegetable Traybake which were sampled and enjoyed by all present. His next cookery session is very eagerly anticipated.

         Charles serves plentiful portions       of his tasty Chicken Vegetable bake

07 February 2018Donald's Model Gains Enthusiastic Reaction.

Shed regular, Donald McQuarrie presented a scale model of our proposed new Shed this morning which he built himself. Well done Donald! What a remarkable achievement in such a short time. Thanks very much for allowing us to visualise the building and bringing the plans to life.


07 February 2018Shed Vocal Group Seeks Performers

Richard Castro is enthusiastic to start a singing group at the Shed and is looking for other interested people to join him. Group could be A cappella or accompanied if any musician wishes to lead. Interested? Then please contact Richard.

06 February 2018The Geomorphology of the City of Inverness

Sandy Ross gave a fascinating insight of the geomorphology and landscape origins of our City of Inverness. His enthusiasm for his subject came over clearly as he graphically described the effects of the Wurm glaciation, the Torvean Esker and why our landscape looks the way it is. Thanks Sandy for such a thought provoking talk.

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