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Welcome to SHARK

We are a small environmental group based on the North East Scottish coastline village of Johnshaven.  Though small we have a very active membership and are involved in several projects.  The main one is our garden waste recycling project which sees green waste from the village composted at our own compost site. We are also involved in carrying out regular beach cleaning of the shoreline in our village. This website and our Facebook page will tell you what's going on and when.  Minutes of all our meetings are available on the Downloads page.

Latest News

We had just the one Village Hall Cafe for NEOS this year, but it was well attended and another welcome boost for our funds. There are now some pictures on the Food Glorious Food page.

There are also a couple of pictures from the project we helped our friends in Inverbervie with, to clear Himalayan Balsam from the river mouth.  You can see them on the Village Cleans page.

We've been featured in the Autumn Newsletter for the Conservation Volunteers and you can read what they said here. A copy is also available on the Downloads page. We're also helping the School with a new planter feature based on tractor tyres. You can follow this on our Facebook page.

For those of you who are members of our compost collection scheme, the October Meeting decided reluctantly to increase the price of membership for 2018 to £15. Our Chairperson, Rebecca Chambers, has issued the following statement to Members:

"You will have noticed that we have increased the prices for membership for next season.
We have deliberately kept the cost the same since 2012 to encourage renewed membership, however our tractor Polly needs a major overhaul and maybe needs to be replaced.
SHARK is a voluntary group with no income other than the membership and the NEOS Café fundraiser.
I do hope you understand and will continue to support garden waste collection scheme and community compost site.
Thank You"






Photo Gallery (click images to see more)
  • Beach Cleans

    We run 3 Cleans a year to improve our shoreline and help wildlife.


  • Beautiful Johnshaven

    We do lots of clean-ups as part of Keep Scotland Beautiful.


  • Polly the Tractor

    Polly is used for compost collections and other village activities.


  • Food!

    See our stall for the Fish Festival, and NEOS Cafe in the Village Hall.


  • Social Events

    Pictures of barbecues at the compost site and other social events.


  • Beechgrove Visit

    When the BBC came to Johnshaven.


  • Composting

    How we do it - a pictorial guide.


  • Living Roof

    See how the Container at the Compost Site has been transformed!


  • Bag For Life

    Our reusable bags continue to be popular.




Johnshaven's Environmental Group.
Site last updated 30th November 2017 
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