AFTER concerns enthusiasm was dwindling, Girvan Men's Shed project has 'bounced back.'

The route the initiative had been advised to go down regarding planning permission was the wrong one.

A Men’s Shed is a larger version of the typical man’s shed in the garden – a place where he feels at home and pursues practical interests with a high degree of autonomy.

It offers this to a group of such men where members share the tools and resources they need to work on projects of their own choosing at their own pace and in a safe, friendly and inclusive venue.

They are places of skill-sharing and informal learning, of individual pursuits and community projects, of purpose, achievement and social interaction. A place of leisure where men come together to work.

Members had been disappointed when they were told progress had not been made with the Men's Shed and and seemed to be losing interest for the project and numbers seemed to be decreasing.

Roddy Macdonald, said: "We are now engaging with the planning department within South Ayrshire Council. We have bounced back.

"We are now calling it a plotting site and will be encouraging creativity. I am sure if we assess we will be able to talk to friends who will be able to help us.

"So watch this space."