Community Shed



15A Pennywell Court, Muirhouse, EDINBURGH, EH4 4TZ
0131 315 2151
North West
23 Dec 2022


Who is the service for?
Adults, Women, Men, Older People
What age range is it suitable for?
17 - 25, 26 - 29, 30 - 34, 35 - 39, 40 - 44, 45 - 49, 50 - 54, 55 - 59, 60 - 64, 65+


15A Pennywell Court, Muirhouse, EDINBURGH, EH4 4TZ
0131 315 2151


TUESDAY: 10:00am - 1:00pm
WEDNESDAY: 10:00am - 1:00pm
THURSDAY: 10:00am - 1:00pm


Making and Mending in Muirhouse

Shed Mission Statement...

The Shed is a welcoming, safe space where people living in North Edinburgh can come to make or mend stuff using recycled wood. We aim to be a fun space where our members can meet new people, learn new skills, and feel supported to realize their creative ambitions. We believe that when we work together we can achieve almost anything. Our limitation is our imagination.

New Members Welcome

The Shed is finally welcoming new members to join us after 18 months of a significantly reduced service as a consequence of Covid restrictions. If you would like to join the Shed then either pop down during our opening hours or email Rik (Shed Manager) on

We request that all members abide by government guidelines with regards to wearing masks, or any other Covid restrictions in place, unless you are exempt.

Currently our opening hours are as follows:

Tuesday 10:00am - 2:00pm
Wednesday 10:00am - 2:00pm
Thursday 10:00am - 2:00pm

What is a Community Shed?

The primary focus of the shed is to reuse wood, furniture, tools etc. to enable our members to build things they need for their homes and gardens. Where possible we try to only use recycled wood. Indeed 99.99% or all the wood used in the Shed has been recycled. Each year in Scotland we throw away tons of stuff into landfill, including wood and furniture, that should be recycled, reused, mended or made into something completely different and the Community Shed will do its bit to convert this waste into useful and beautiful things.

The Shed is similar to Men’s Shed movement which is gaining popularity across Scotland at the moment. We are, however, open to any one regardless of their gender identity.

Why develop a Community Shed?

North Edinburgh Arts and Link Up listened to local people who said they wanted a local community shed. Together with community members, both organisations were successful in getting funding from the Climate Change Fund to set a community shed in North Edinburgh. The Shed is therefore a great example of community development in action, and it proves that when we work together we can achieve great things.

Who can use it?

The Shed is open to anyone aged 16 or over from the North Edinburgh community.

Where is the Shed?

The Shed is located in the old Co-Op building, and can be accessed from the rear car park at North Edinburgh Arts. The Shed is wheelchair accessible.

Contact us...

In the meantime if you want to find out more then please contact Rik at North Edinburgh Arts.

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