Work has begun on creating a long-anticipated gathering place in Aboyne. Construction of the Aboyne and Mid Deeside Community Shed has been three years in the making, with exhaustive searches carried out by the area’s Men’s Shed group to find the perfect location. A ground-breaking ceremony was held yesterday at Aboyne Stone Circle, off Ballater […]
Built by the community
For the community
Aboyne and Mid Deeside Community Shed (ACS) available under conditions of use by user groups and organisations from the Mid Deeside Community.
The building consists of two levels, the lower level being a multi-use workshop space with the upper floor as a mixed use social, arts/crafts activities area with office, demonstration kitchen and toilets.
Floor dimensions are 10m x 18m with external disabled access ramp to the upper floor main entrance and ground floor workshop.
The aim of the project will be to improve the health and well-being of Mid Deeside residents by reducing rural social isolation through a facility built specifically for purposeful activity whether it be workshop or craft room based, or purely social.
With a near central village location and benefiting from its own water supply, air source heating, solar power generation coupled with future plans for battery storage of off peak/excess solar electricity, the building has the potential to become a resilience centre and act as model to showcase an energy efficient community facility.