Would a Men’s Shed help the residents of Laurencekirk?

The Men’s Shed story started in Australia after it was noted that on retirement, many men found it difficult to adjust. Their main role as family bread-winner diminished, along with their self-confidence. A social worker suggested that the community should create a...

Laurencekirk – Our Community

How important is it for us to live in a strong community? When we hear or read the news there is seldom a mention of Laurencekirk – perhaps an item on the road reports or a lucky lottery winner? The town has seen significant changes in recent decades: the closing of...

Austerity till the late 2020s?

The Laurencekirk Development Trust was launched in 2013 after the introduction of a Westminster “Austerity Budget” in the wake of the economic crash. At the time local authorities were warned that their budget would not return to 2007 levels for at least...

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