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Aberchirder Men's Shed

on being awarded

The Queens' Award for Voluntary Service

on 2 June 2021

The group is a member of the Scottish Men's Shed Association

and in 2019 was the first winner of the title of

Scottish Men's Shed of the Year

Aberchirder Men's Shed receives The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service


Aberchirder Men's Shed, a community organisation based in Banffshire have been honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK. 

Aberchirder Men's Shed is one of a select group of UK charities, social enterprises and voluntary groups to receive the prestigious award this year. The number of nominations remains high year on year, showing that the voluntary sector is thriving and full of innovative ideas to make life better for those around them.


The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service aims to recognise outstanding work by volunteer groups to benefit their local communities. It was created in 2002 and first awarded in 2003 to celebrate the Queen’s Golden Jubilee.  Recipients are announced each year on 2nd June, the anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation. 

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