Welcome to the website of the Black Isle Men's Shed.
Originating in Australia in 1996 and now flourishing in many countries throughout the world, the objectives of the Men's Shed movement can be summarised as follows;
"A Men's Shed is a larger version of the typical man’s shed in the garden – a place where he feels at home and pursues practical interests with a high degree of autonomy.
A Men's Shed offers this to a group of such men where members share the tools and resources they need to work on projects of their own choosing at their own pace and in a safe, friendly and inclusive venue. They are places of skill-sharing and informal learning, of individual pursuits and community projects, of purpose, achievement and social interaction.
A place of leisure where men come together to work."
There are now some 430 Men's Sheds in the UK with over 10,000 members and a group of like-minded men from the Black Isle have now come together to form the Black Isle Men's Shed.
As from July 2018 we will starting the construction phase which will result an actual Shed within the Avoch Community Centre. (We will be updating the News Page to reflect our progress so please check there for latest updates.)
The Diary Page will be kept up to date with details of our planned activities as and when they have been finalised.
We have also set up an email list which will be used to keep members and potential members up to date - please use our Enquiries Page and ask that your email address be added to it.
If you would like to contact BIMS for any reason then please use the Enquiries Page. BIMS is open to all men and we would welcome any help and support in these early days so just get in touch if you think you can help or if you think you might want to attend any of our meetings.