First two years



During this period we have had to concentrate on making the building habitable.  Although the Council had made it technically "wind and watertight",  we were given no handover other than the alarm code and keys and initially we had to sort out services and overcome dampness and mould while using as little power as possible.

We did however manage to make considerable progress towards creating our Shed.


Thanks to funding from S.S.E. Climate Emergency and Food Fund, we obtained and erected a large poly tunnel making it the centre of our developing garden project. The tunnel has been fitted out with raised beds and an automatic watering system.  First crops have been of an experimental nature and most have been successful. We have also set up a number of bins for composting and lais out a number of outside beds for vegetable production.

We were awarded a grant from the S.S.E. Clyde Extention Find Farm Fund to improve the heating efficiency of the building, increase the level of comfort and reducing our carbon footprint.  To this end we had all the windows and external doors replaced with modern units, cleaned out and repaired a chimney allowing the installation of a large capacity wood burning stove.

AgeScotland funded two years broadband via Skye Connect and Glenkerie Wind Farm, through Foundation Scotland, granted us £7623 to provide decorating materials and dust extraction equipment for our workshops.