BARRHEAD Men’s Shed hit an important milestone last week, marking five years since it opened its doors.

Members and invited guests visited the shed in Robertson Street on Friday for a celebration that included a special screening of a new publicity film about the ongoing project, produced by Age Scotland.

Run entirely by volunteers, Barrhead Men’s Shed gives men and women over the age of 50 a place to meet and take part in creative work and recreational activities.

Over the years it has expanded its range of activities on offer, encouraging retired or unemployed people to get out of the house and help build something for themselves or others.

The party attracted plenty of guests, including Renfrewshire South MSP Tom Arthur and local councillors Colm Merrick, Caroline Bamford and Angela Convery.

East Renfrewshire MP Paul Masterton, who also attended, said: “For the Men’s Shed to reach its fifth anniversary is a remarkable achievement and demonstrates how much of an integral part of Barrhead and East Renfrewshire it has become.

“I speak to constituents from each corner of the local area and have now lost count of the number who either know of or are part of the Shed’s work.

“Here is to the next five years and beyond.”

For more information, visit the Barrhead Men’s Shed Facebook page.