We have found the SMSA to be an extremely helpful partner organisation—both in starting up the Shed and in the years following—we simply would not be running without them. The online resources have been invaluable. Having a national body promoting Shedding and helping to publicise the activities of other Sheds, through The Scottish Shedder newsletter, is a good way of getting positive support and affirmation. The newsletter has also inspired members to try activities they’ve seen other Sheds getting involved with. Knowing that SMSA is there, with support tailored to helping run a Shed in Scotland has been a great help. Sometimes, we just need a friendly, knowledgeable voice to help keep us on the right track when dealing with councils, government bodies, funders etc.