Caring members of the Barrhead Men’s Shed have got it nailed when it comes to helping worthy causes.

And the latest people to benefit from their impressive efforts are children at the Railway Cottage Nursery.

A wooden rack has been donated to help little ones store their wellies in a tidy manner after exploring their outdoor space.

And the ‘shedders’ also handed over a giant wooden train set for the kids to play with.

Nursery manager Pamela Wallace said the children are delighted with the new equipment.

She told the Barrhead News: “The kids have their own little woodwork station, so they were very excited to hear about the work the shedders do.

“The men also listened to and checked out some of the work that the kids have been up to.

“They absolutely love their new wooden train and have been making their own train tickets and timetables following the men’s visit.”

The shedders have also helped the nursery set up a garden area where the children can play.

They brought in some planters for the outside space, which the kids are looking forward to using once the warmer weather arrives.

And all this will help the nursery, in Carlibar Road, with its bid to secure Eco Schools Green Flag status this year, as a sign of their commitment to the environment.

The children are also looking forward to visiting the shedders at their base in Robertson Street.

Pamela added: “The little ones are really looking forward to working with the men in future and can’t wait to see the big woodwork station when they go to visit the Barrhead Men’s Shed very soon.”

The shed provides a space for retired men and women to meet, socialise and share skills in the likes of DIY, woodwork and painting.

It is open to men and women who live in East Renfrewshire, with meetings taking place on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, from 10am until 1pm.

For more information, visit the website at