You Can Help Us Thrive!

GEMS is funded in various ways.

We charge a nominal £1 fee per day for attending the shed to help us cover our running costs. However, GEMS requires additional funding to allow us to develop the Shed and to undertake projects to benefit the Montrose community and seeks grants and additional donations. We also welcome surplus materials which we can reuse in our projects.

How can you help us?

Tools & Materials

We would like serviceable, old tools which we can recondition and use either within the Scottish Men’s Shed movement or donate to needy causes.

Materials which can be upcycled, such as whole pallets, garden furniture and surplus building/construction materials, are welcomed.

All donations of materials will be used for the benefit of the community we serve.

Please contact us to discuss any donations – we cannot guarantee we can take all items so it's best you get in touch first.


Share your knowledge & expertise!

Do you have a talent or skill set that you could share with others? Our members are always keen to listen and learn. Whether you have only an hour or several that you can offer the members - know that your time would be extremely valued.

Perhaps you could share some local stories or give an insight into your business? Get in touch!


We are keen to work with local businesses who could let us have redundant/surplus timber, fixings, tools etc. to help us undertake community projects for local organisations. We have already been able to make several items for local schools which have been received very gratefully.

If you would like to make a donation, contact us directly to discuss your individual offering, or click the button below to make a donation online.


Our Supporters


RK Tool Hire

We are also very grateful for funding in the last few years from GSK, Co-op, Tesco, CIF, Mrs Williamina McLaren's Trust, The Robertson Trust and Angus Participatory Budgeting – we thank them all, along with our current sponsors and supporters for all their help.

My Shed Story

“Working abroad, I have a lot of time to myself when home; with my friends mostly working 9-5 jobs I was left adrift with what to do with my spare time. I was truly lost, needed camaraderie and friendship. I had never heard of men’s shed until a retired friend mentioned it to me, so I went down to meet the guys. I have since become very involved in GEMS and have visited other sheds too. The shed community has provided me with direction and a great deal of friendship.I am hugely grateful for this fabulous resource.”

Max Lambert