THE ROSYTH Men's Shed have shared their plans to move to bigger premises. 

The group told Dunfermline MP Douglas Chapman during a recent visit that are looking to expand their operation from Rosyth’s Orchard Classroom to a new, larger area off the King’s Road. 

Bruce Lumsden, the chairman of Rosyth Men's Shed, said: “It was good to meet with Douglas Chapman.

"We had a very constructive meeting and to get his support for our vision for the Rosyth Men’s Shed, building our own premises in the heart of our town and community, it means a lot to myself, the committee and fellow shedders to have Douglas on board with our journey.”

Douglas Chapman visited the Men’s Shed team at Rosyth to hear more about their exciting plans for future development and celebrate their contribution to the local community. 

He said: “It was great to catch up with chairman, Bruce Lumsden and the Rosyth Men’s Shed team over coffee last week to look at the details of their exciting plans for a proposed new site in the town with space to meet and talk as well as a larger workshop, raised beds and polytunnel areas to grow their own produce.

"The Men’s Shed philosophy is all about getting together and sharing stories, with a focus on good mental health to offset isolation or loneliness, make connections, new friendships, and contribute to the local community.

"Building skills in their workshops is an added bonus to this group setting and I hope the Council will do all they can to support Bruce and the team’s ambitions for their new development.

“I was pleased to hear about their interest in renewable energy for this new site, their focus on disabled access and community outreach, involving local primary schools and building connections with other local areas and Men’s Shed's ambitions out with Rosyth.

"The work they do is so important and so positive, I wish them every success for the future and look forward to visiting their new site.”