Johnshaven is a coastal village along the North Sea located in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. It is accessed off the A92 coast road that connects Fife and Stonehaven, where it joins the A90 and continues northward to Aberdeen and beyond. About two miles southwest of Johnshaven lies Milton Ness, which includes a red sandstone cliff landform.
Nearby areas of interest
- Benholm Mill
- Dunnottar Castle
- Fetteresso Castle
- Fowlsheugh Nature Reserve
- Muchalls Castle
- St Cyrus Beach Images
Alongside the commercial enterprise of the local newspaper, The Mearns Leader, Johnshaven has a Local Community Radio Station in Mearns FM. Broadcasting from nearby Stonehaven in the Townhall, Mearns FM helps to keep Johnshaven up to date with local and charity events, as well as playing a little music. Staffed completely by volunteers, Mearns FM is run as a not for profit organisation, broadcasting under a Community Radio licence, with a remit to provide local focus news events and programming. Jointly funded by local adverts and local and national grants, Mearns FM has one of the largest listening areas of any Community Radio Station owing to the Mearns' distributed population. Mearns FM was set up to try to bring these distant communities together.
Johnshaven contains many prominent community groups.
Benholm and Johnshaven Community Council holds its monthly meetings in Johnshaven village hall on the 2nd Wednesday of each month.
SHARK a small environmental group aims to promote and protect the wildlife and habitats of the local area.
Johnshaven First Responders (JFR) (SCIO) started on 1 March 2014 working in partnership with the Scottish Ambulance Service.
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