Having a specialism in retirement planning has given me an insight into how difficult it can be for some men when they stop work. Some already have many hobbies, while others may travel a lot more or take up something new. However, in a few cases I have seen sheer boredom.
This concept of the Men's Shed is brilliant. I would love to see it develop further.
For some men, retirement is a long-awaited chance to travel the world, hit the golf course, or take up a new hobby. For others, after decades in work, it can be a time of loneliness and isolation. But across Scotland, a new movement is helping growing numbers of men improve their health and their mood. Men's Sheds have been set up across the country to enable men to come together to pursue practical interests like wood-turning and metalwork.