A GARNOCK Valley man will now head up the national board for Scotlands Men’s Sheds.

The Scottish Men’s Shed Association announced David Gardner, Vice-Chairman of the Garnock Valley Men’s Shed will now take the reins nationally after Chairman Derek Keiller stepped down

David said: “I wish to personally thank Derek and recognise his valuable input and leadership over the years and more recently through the COVID-19 crisis.

“All of our Trustees are Shedders, first and foremost, and understand the importance and impact of Men’s Sheds.

"Post COVID-19, there is going to be an upturn in the demand for our services and I am honoured to take on this active role, regionally and nationally, to continue to support the SMSA team to grow the Scottish Men’s Sheds Movement.”