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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 for 2019

Well, we're well into 2019 now and things are going to plan (more or less). We haven't managed to replace Polly the tractor yet, we're still working on that. If anyone has any ideas, let us know!

Thanks to the volunteers who helped make our NEOS Cafe a success, and to the 18 helpers who turned out for the final Beach Clean of the year on 22nd September.  Beach Clean results on the Beach Cleans page.

If you're new to Johnshaven and want to join our garden waste collection scheme, you'll find the 2019 membership Form on the Downloads page. Feel free to browse around this site to see more what we do, and some of the enjoyment you could get from it too.

We've worked to sort out the compost site so we can make even more delicious compost, and this means there is a huge pile of compost from previous years now ready for you to use in your garden. Let us know if you need some! 

Don't forget to keep up to date with what we're doing on Facebook. Just click on the panel on the left.  See the new initiative to Save Scotland's Hedgehogs there.

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 31st October 2019 
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