Park Updates

St Andrews Men's Shed

The Friends of Craigtoun have enjoyed a mutually beneficial relationship with St Andrews Men's Shed for a few years now and earlier this month it was confirmed that they would officially be moving to Craigtoun from their previous base at the Botanic Gardens.

In their own words from their Facebook page:

"After a very lengthy process, we have finally been granted planning permission to erect a new Shed at Craigtoun Country Park, St Andrews, on land secured for the next 20 years. To really kick us off, local housing developer, Scott Wallace of Wallace Homes, has very kindly gifted us a redundant farm building which we need to have professionally erected. Shedders will need to develop, kit out and make functional the internal area of the building to be able to grow our membership for years to come. Initially, short listed for the new building is a large workshop, coffee bar, computer room, kitchen, and disabled toilet. Incredibly, for the first time since our inception in 2017, we will have mains services, electricity, water, and sewage. All this come at a financial cost. So, we have launched a ‘Just Giving’ page and we ask you all to consider making a small donation to get us going on this new project.
This is an exciting and long overdue new journey for us, and we invite you to be part of it with us. Regular updates will be posted. Please spread the word."

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