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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

Well, it was a bit wild and windy but you did your bit at the first Beach Clean of 2018 on Sunday 18th March. You will find details and a photo of the hardy volunteers on the Beach Cleans page. 

We are making some improvements at our Compost Site this year, not helped by the dumping of a pile of tree cuttings! Compost collections have restarted but the wintry weather has discouraged us all from getting into our gardens.  It's not too late to sign up for collections, just download a Membership form for 2018 on the Composting page, where you'll also find the dates of collections.

We had our annual Village Clean up on Saturday March 31st, a bit earlier than usual, and among the fine haul of litter was a supermarket trolley!  Thanks again to all our volunteers.

If you've got any ideas about other projects we can tackle in 2018 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 9th April 2018 
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