Men at work: Border's Men's Shed officially opens

The 'shedders' with Councillor John Mitchell, who officially opened the shed Credit: Volunteer Centre Borders

One of the first Men's Sheds will open today at Langlee, Galashiels.

Local organisations, plus friends and family of the 'shedders' gathered at the former Borders Production Unit building near Langlee Community Centre to officially open the Shed.

The Shed is a communal workshop with tools and work benches. It will be a social area for local men who can pursue their hobbies and work on joint projects together.

Lifestyle activities, such as cooking classes and trips to games clubs will also run.

The Men's Shed movement started in Australia 13 years ago and has since been establish in New Zealand and the UK.

The Galashiels Men’s Shed is open every Wednesday and Thursday from 1pm to 4pm.

It was set up with help from staff at Volunteer Centre Borders and NHS Borders Healthy Living Network.