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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

The Beach Clean on Sunday 2nd September had 15 valiant pickers, well done to those who helped. The timing didn't coincide with the Great British Beach Clean this year, something to do with our glorious leader going off to help clean out panda cages in China instead, but we will be reporting the results to Marine Scotland just the same. 

With autumn now in charge we're looking forward to the end of the Garden Waste collections, then we will be looking for a lot of help to carry out our plans to improve compost making at the site.  Watch this space, meantime thanks to all those of you who have helped distribute quite a lot of lovely compost this year.

Don't forget the new Aberdeenshire Reuse Connect project, which will hopefully link up the many initiatives like ours going on across the Shire. They can be contacted via their Facebook page at RecyclingAndWasteAberdeenshire and they are looking for lots of feedback.

If you've got any ideas about other projects we should be getting involved with let us know!








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 8th October 2018 
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