The Toll Office

Community Shed

As with many areas in the UK, our community would like to see a safe space created for men and women who might either find it hard to socialise, would like to learn some new skills or just do some practical work in a safe environment. The benefits of Men’s Sheds or Community Sheds are wide-ranging and significant for the individuals involved; from improving mental health, boosting self-confidence, reducing anxieties to learning new skills or making new friends.

In March 2020, we’ve secured a funding package to deliver a range of activities at the Plock and the Toll Office for 3 years. Creation of a Community Shed at the Toll Office is included in these activities and we plan to do some capital alterations to the building to make it more suitable. Our funding will also help us to appoint tutors who will help people in learning new skills either in wood-working, DIY, electronics or whatever the users might want to learn.

Due to Covid, the project start date has been delayed but we will update the website once we go the go-ahead to start.

Time frame: September 2019

Funding: £354,975 (part of 3 years of funding for activities at the Plock)

Funders: National Lottery Heritage Fund, National Lottery Community Fund, Highland Green Health Partnership, Skye Bridge Trust, Kyle & Lochalsh Community Trust, LEADER, Think Health Think Nature, Baillie Gifford