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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.

Welcome to 2020

Well, 2020 is turning out to be quite a year! The garden waste collections were due to start on 4th April we have been advised by Waird's Park that due to the closure of the Park we will not be able to access the compost site. Some of you have asked about this, you can read the letter we received from the Park Committee hereWe had hoped to christen our new tractor but that will have to wait - at least we managed to get it here before the shutdown and our faithful Polly was taken away to (hopefully) a new home. We'll let you know as soon as we can see an end to the present crisis and can start collections again. The original schedule is on the Composting page and we'll stick to those dates once we do start. 

On a more positive note, we need a name for our new tractor, and have launched a competition for the Primary School to suggest a name for it. Entries should be posted in the box outside Crammond Cottage in Castle Street, but if you can't get out, use the Contact Us page here to record your entry - school pupils only!

Well done to the 16 hardy souls who took part in our first Beach Cleans on Sunday February 23rd. See the Beach Cleans page for more information. We've also had some successful tree planting outings - see the pictures on our Projects page. At this time of year we also normally have a Keep Johnshaven Beautiful litter pick but that will not now take place, however we do want to encourage those of you who are going outside for much-needed exercise to pick up any litter you see. Watch this space and don't forget to keep up to date with what we're doing on Facebook. Just click on the panel on the left. 

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 9th April 2020 
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