We've been working helluva hard these past six months to find ways to bring people back safely within the current public health crisis. With all the measures we've put in place that's given us less spaces to gather in. That's always been a pretty important dimension of our work. And we're guessing that people need those spaces now more than ever.

With this in mind we approached Heritage Lottery Fund for support to construct a timber frame in our yard. The shelter will mean we can gather outside to make up for some of the spaces we've now lost inside. As things return to something like normal, we'll repurpose the shelter as a timber drying shed.

Work on our green oak shelter started at the beginning of October, and we are currently about halfway through the construction process. Native oak was delivered in the round to us from Northumberland, and has been milled on site at our yard in Ibrox.

So far, we have subcontracted two craftspeople to work on the project and involved three of our regular volunteers in the building process; each working between two and four days a week on the project.